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Hello,

I have a problem with text boxes in Word XP. When I create a text box,
the text on the page OUTSIDE of this box does not move freely to the
previous page if it is an empty space there. For example, if I have a
page 1 with the text and place a big text box on the next page (page
2), some text from the bottom of page 1 appears to be "sucked into" the
page 2 and a free space at the bottom of page 1 appears. When I try to
copy and paste text from page 2 into this free space, it does not work.
Since I sometimes have 2 text boxes at the page and do a lot of text
editing, these free spaces are very annoying.

Anyone knows how to allow text to move freely from one page with text
boxes to another?

Thanks,

Andrei

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A text box must be anchored to a text paragraph. In order to put a text box
on page 2, you must have some text on page 2.

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Hello,

I have a problem with text boxes in Word XP. When I create a text box,
the text on the page OUTSIDE of this box does not move freely to the
previous page if it is an empty space there. For example, if I have a
page 1 with the text and place a big text box on the next page (page
2), some text from the bottom of page 1 appears to be "sucked into" the
page 2 and a free space at the bottom of page 1 appears. When I try to
copy and paste text from page 2 into this free space, it does not work.
Since I sometimes have 2 text boxes at the page and do a lot of text
editing, these free spaces are very annoying.

Anyone knows how to allow text to move freely from one page with text
boxes to another?

Thanks,

Andrei


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I do have text on the page 2 when I insert a text box there. What I do
not understand how to prevent Word from moving part of my text from the
previous page and disallowing me to put it back there. Perhaps, it is a
way to suppress this "anchoring"?

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