A Microsoft Word forum. Microsoft Office Word Forum - WordBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » Microsoft Office Word Forum - WordBanter forum » Microsoft Word Newsgroups » Microsoft Word Help
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

How do I get rid of text boxes and leave the text?



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old October 8th 08, 09:29 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
FishScreener
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1
Default How do I get rid of text boxes and leave the text?

I am editing a document that was scanned and converted using ocr software.
Some of the text was brought in in text boxes.

I need to elimnate the text boxes and keep the text. I know that I can copy
the text and paste it outside the box.

But, is there a simpler way?
Ads
  #2  
Old October 8th 08, 11:18 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Suzanne S. Barnhill
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 33,626
Default How do I get rid of text boxes and leave the text?

In a scanned document, there's a good chance the boxes are actually frames
rather than text boxes (if they have black square handles when selected,
they're frames). If so, you can very likely remove the frame by selecting
the text and pressing Ctrl+Q. If you Ctrl+A first, you'll remove all the
frames in the document. This can be risky, since the text will appear in the
order in which the frames were anchored to text paragraphs (which may not be
the order wanted).

If they're actually text boxes, you can convert them to frames and then
remove them the same way.

Or you can cut the text from each "box," paste it outside and delete the
text box or frame.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"FishScreener" wrote in message
...
I am editing a document that was scanned and converted using ocr software.
Some of the text was brought in in text boxes.

I need to elimnate the text boxes and keep the text. I know that I can
copy
the text and paste it outside the box.

But, is there a simpler way?



 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How Can I Leave Pasted Text Selected? cblocher Microsoft Word Help 7 July 26th 07 12:46 PM
Aligning check boxes and text boxes with regular text ssbell Microsoft Word Help 1 March 28th 07 02:12 AM
Aligning check boxes and text boxes with regular text Simon Jones [MSDL] Microsoft Word Help 0 March 28th 07 12:17 AM
Can I hide the text boxes when printing? I used text boxes to ove. Jaz Microsoft Word Help 1 May 24th 06 12:29 PM
Can Word overflow text to leave pages with pics/tables text-free? Struggling Student Tables 4 March 10th 06 12:21 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2014 Microsoft Office Word Forum - WordBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.