I need a styling pointer for word.

I have the problem in the image attached. Image showing problem What I need to happen is when I insert a new row, the text box should move down. I only need this to start happening when the rows reach the text box. Unfortunately I think the text box is considered part of the table because when I select the table crosshair box in the top left hand side of the table, it also selects that text box. I'm honestly not sure how to proceed.

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The behaviour of the text box fully depends on the position of the anchor. Right now, your anchor is in row 08., so the text box will only move down if that row moves down. Since you are inserting a new row below the row 08. text box won't move.

If you drag and drop the blue anchor into the row of Amount Due, then the text box will move down if you insert a new row right after 08.

EDIT (after receiving the document):

I just saw that you created your document completely out of text boxes. In such a case, I recommend you to recreate your document properly without the use of text boxes. Otherwise, the anchor will always default to the first paragraph at the very top left of your document as soon as you drag it out of the table. Another alternative is, that you can create an additional cell to the left of the "Amount" row and make its borders invisible. Then you could anchor the text box to this cell. But you should really think about properly recreating the document.

  • When moving the position of the anchor, the text box moves to right, underneath Amount Due. I need it to retain it's position on the left. If you would like the document I could upload it for you to see?
    – Chamkey
    Commented Nov 1, 2023 at 21:37
  • Sure, you can upload the file and share a link. Note, that if you select the text wrapping option "In Front of Text", you should be able to move the text box after changing the anchor location
    – Loeli
    Commented Nov 1, 2023 at 21:44
  • uploaded the doc. Link is in my edited post.
    – Chamkey
    Commented Nov 1, 2023 at 21:49
  • @Chamkey that give a good insight on the problem. Please see my edited answer
    – Loeli
    Commented Nov 1, 2023 at 22:02
  • Thanks but I'm not really sure how to position all the elements that I need without text boxes. I'll try your second suggestion for now and study up on how to do positioning without text boxes at a later date.
    – Chamkey
    Commented Nov 1, 2023 at 22:06

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