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Ten Minute Guide to Microsoft® Visio® 2002 by Eric R. Infanti

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Adding and Formatting a New Text Box

At times, you do not need text directly adjacent to a shape. Adding text boxes is easily done with the Text Tool. Follow these steps:

  1. From the Standard toolbar, select the Text Tool. Figure 7.2 shows the Text tool.

  2. Click and drag a rectangle shape to place a Text Box. The cursor should be ready for your keyboard entry.

  3. Type the Text of your choice.

  4. Click outside the text box's borders to accept the entered text.

Figure 7.2. The Standard Toolbar's Text Tool.

Tip

When you add a simple shape or add text with the Text Box, the tool retains its selection enabling you to add more of its kind. After you have completed ...

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