In Word 2016 what's the correct way to get a textbox with title on top border like the following?

enter image description here

I found this exact question in this forum http://www.msofficeforums.com/word/25236-text-box-title-top-border-effect.html but it was for Office 2013 and the solution implied creating 2 boxes and superimposing one above the other.

Is there a better (perhaps native?) way to do this with Word 2016?

Maybe this other question on SuperUser can be of inspiration? MS Word: Adding a line before and after text

Thanks!

You can use a frame object. It's a bit fiddly, and personally I'd prefer the 'two box' solution you mention, but here's an alternative for you.

  1. Enable the 'Developer' tab in the ribbon. If you're not sure how to do this, read the Microsoft how-to guide.

  2. On the Ribbon, select Developer, then the Legacy Tools icon (in the 'Controls' area), then the More Controls button in the bottom right of the ActiveX Controls section.

The More Controls icon

  1. Scroll down and select Microsoft Forms 2.0 Frame.

  2. You'll get a blank frame like this with a Properties menu. You'll need to customise the Properties box to achieve the format you want.

Blank Frame

  1. Edit properties as follows:

    • Back Colour: White
    • Border Colour: Red (whichever colour red you want)
    • Special Effect: 0 - fmSpecialEffectFlat
    • Border Style: 1 - fmBorderStyleSingle
    • Caption: Core Capabilities
    • Font: Georgia (or whatever font you want)
    • Fore Colour: Red (as before)

Edited frame

Your Answer

 

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.