Keeping text box and surrounding text separate?

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  1. Posts : 2,137
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)

    Madrona said:
    So I've created a document with a table inserted on the left 1/4 side of the page with background color

    The cursor started at the very top page edge (because I positioned the table to the page edge) and I couldn't insert the cursor anywhere else. As soon as I hit enter or arrow down or tab or anything it knocked the whole table off the first page and down to a second page.
    You're using the table concept all wrong. You've inserted the table as an object, no differnt to a text box or an image. The "object" is going to be at the whim of the cursor. MS Word is not designed or intended for such specific design lay out requiremnts

    Using a table, the table should be inserted at the top of the page, and the cursor should start inside the table

    The LEFT COLUMN (not the whole table) will be adjusted to 1/4 the width and coloured background. Then type in the right hand column ... all within the table

    There are many other suggestions and options but a forum like this is extremely difficult to convey training for such a procedure - more appropriately either demonstrated face-to-face, or face-to-face hands-on training

    So I'm wondering whether this is an appropriate place and time to be learning this? Maybe just go back to the formatted text layout
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  2. Posts : 16,919
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170


    I can see you are online. I will stay online for a few more minutes just in case you have any immediate questions about the sample Word file in my post #10.

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  3. Posts : 2,189
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v22H2

    I broke up what I did into steps. Note I have reduced the zoom level to show two pages at once. Note I have not used any tables.

    1. Your document with changes I showed in Post #2

    Keeping text box and surrounding text separate?-resume-2a.jpg

    2.Hit Enter enough times to create 2nd page. Note Text Box has moved to 2nd page.

    Keeping text box and surrounding text separate?-resume-2b.jpg

    3. Select and Cut Text Box

    Keeping text box and surrounding text separate?-resume-2c.jpg

    4. Text Box has been cut and placed in paste buffer

    Keeping text box and surrounding text separate?-resume-2d.jpg

    5. Paste Text Box back into 1st page

    Keeping text box and surrounding text separate?-resume-2e.jpg
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