Windows 10: Want a free program to create and move around text boxes

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  1.    19 Mar 2018 #1

    Want a free program to create and move around text boxes


    I'm looking for a program where I can type the names of program categories into dialog boxes - then type the names of programs in some other boxes. Then, I'd like to move the boxes around with my cursor and place the programs under the proper categories. I'd probably be changing categories as I go along so I would be deleting some category blocks and creating new ones. Any ideas?

    Basically, I want to create text boxes and be able to move them around on a clean slate. Thank you.
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  2. Posts : 8,128
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       19 Mar 2018 #2

    Have you tried the online tools in outlook.com or Google drive.

    I imagine you could also do in LibreOffice, either their word processor, spreadsheet or presentation maker.

    Think I would use spread sheet. If you want a line around the cell you would format cell to show a line. Thin lines for programs, thick lines for categories.


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  3. Posts : 7,589
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       19 Mar 2018 #3

    I'm not sure I understand exactly what you want to do. Is it rearranging and naming groups of apps on Start that you need?

    If so, you can do all that using Windows alone by pinning tiles for the apps to Start. Particularly useful are the Live Folders, a single tile that contains multiple tiles.

    Create and Use Live Folders on Start in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

    Group App Tiles on Start in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
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  4.    19 Mar 2018 #4

    Hello Nisko, I thought it sounded like you wanted some Brainstorming or Topic Map software.

    An example of free software would be freemind.

    Alternatively Id consider LibreOffice Writer or Draw.
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  5. Posts : 7,589
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       19 Mar 2018 #5

    If it's a document you want then, as others have said, LibreOffice would suit.

    I'd use a spreadsheet. Each cell is a 'box you can type text in', and you can click and drag a cell (or group of cells) to rearrange them.
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  6. Posts : 8,128
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       19 Mar 2018 #6

    and you can format lines around boxes, colour backgrounds etc.
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  7.    19 Mar 2018 #7

    Thank you all for your suggestions. I tried FreeMind but find the learning curve too much for me. I am now working with Organization Chart in Microsoft Office. Not bad, but not exactly what I need. Next, I'll look into LibreOffice and the spreadsheet option. I used to have a flow chart program - but lost it. Maybe there's a free one out there?
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  8. Posts : 7,589
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       19 Mar 2018 #8

    Nisko said: View Post
    I used to have a flow chart program - but lost it. Maybe there's a free one out there?
    Some suggestions here....

    https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-f...tools-windows/
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  9.    19 Mar 2018 #9

    Something like Dia? It's a diagramming tool that lets you create and link text boxes.

    (Duplicate post.)
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  10. Posts : 7,589
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       19 Mar 2018 #10

    RickC said: View Post
    Something like Dia?
    Dia was on of the 'Seven Best...' in that link I gave you in your earlier...
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