How to Remove a Text Box from a Word 2013 Document

A text box is a useful object to add to a document that you are editing in Microsoft Word. Text boxes are versatile, easy to move around the document, and you can format them separately from the rest of your content.

But you might be working on a document that contains a text box that isn’t necessary anymore, which can leave you looking for a way to remove it from the document. Our guide below will walk you through a short method that can help you to delete that text box.


How to Delete a Text Box in Word 2013

The steps in this article were performed in Microsoft Word 2013, but will work in other versions of Word as well. Note that this method of removing the text box from your document is going to delete the text box and its information, so make sure that you are able to lose this information before you complete these steps.

Step 1: Open your document in Word 2013.


Step 2: Locate the text box that you want to delete, then click on the border of the text box once to select it.

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Step 3: Press the Delete key or the Backspace key on your keyboard to delete the text box from your document.


If you have a text box in an Excel spreadsheet that you would also like to remove, then you can use a similar method to do so.