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Old June 16th 06, 11:32 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.pagelayout
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How do I get remove the anchor - or the association between the anchor and
the text box - in a word document. the anchor impedes ability to freely
place the text box anywhere in the document without it shifting words in the
regular text. Very annoying.
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Old June 17th 06, 01:19 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.pagelayout
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Hi Amy

Every object like a text box is anchored to a paragraph, and it will always
appear on the same page as the paragraph to which it is anchored. So you
can't remove the anchor: it is the symbol that identifies the paragraph to
which your text box is anchored.

There are several things going on here at once, and you will have to
determine what it is, exactly, that you want to do.

1. You can decide to display or hide the anchors at Tools Options View.
Tick or un-tick the "Object anchors" box.

2. You can decide whether a text box's anchor is locked to a paragraph. If
the anchor is locked then, obviously, you can't move it. This is very useful
for preventing accidents. Change the locking by clicking the textbox. Now,
Format Text Box. On the Layout tab, click Advanced. On the Picture
Position tab, tick or un-tick the Lock Anchor box.

When the anchor is locked, you can still drag the text box around the page.
But you can't drag the anchor, and the anchor itself is displayed with a
little lock on it.

Hope this helps.

Shauna Kelly. Microsoft MVP.
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word


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How do I get remove the anchor - or the association between the anchor and
the text box - in a word document. the anchor impedes ability to freely
place the text box anywhere in the document without it shifting words in
the
regular text. Very annoying.



 




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