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I am trying to create a template for word documents for my University notes.

I downloaded a template for a resume the other day and found this lovely effect where a textbox takes up the entire table cell, and has a lovely blue selection on the outside of it as well as some tooltips (see picture for all this).

My problem is, if I create a bogus table and put a textbox inside the table cell I cannot get the textbox handles to go away. E.g. rotation, resize etc...

I want the textbox to take up the entire cell regardless, instead of resizing with the handles.

I take it this person is using a textbox because the default textbox 'outline' is exactly the same.

Note: The blue outline on "Skills & Abilities" only appears when you mouse into the textbox, the second you click away there is nothing. Just like a default textbox, but without the handles when you focus.

I also cannot figure out how to get the little tooltips to popup. E.g. in that picture "Category"

Does anybody have any experience here? Googling for a bit came up with nothing.

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What version of Word are you using? – hellomynameisjoel Feb 24 '13 at 9:05
@mechcow word 2010 – tsujp Feb 24 '13 at 9:09
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Those elements in your screenshot are not actually textboxes, instead they are Content Controls. This tutorial demonstrates how to manually insert content controls into a document.

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Many thanks man! This is exactly what I needed! – tsujp Feb 24 '13 at 9:28
@tsujp, You're welcome! – Adam Feb 24 '13 at 9:42

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