How to Edit Text Boxes in Microsoft Whiteboard

Microsoft Whiteboard is a digital canvas and brainstorming tool developed by the bright minds of Microsoft Office. One of the main features of Microsoft Whiteboard is its ability to allow the user to create text boxes anywhere in the body of the whiteboard.

How to Edit Text Boxes in Microsoft Whiteboard

These text boxes can be placed and edited on the whiteboard by people with access to said whiteboard. Because of this, text boxes can be resized, rotated, edited, and moved.

  • Step 1 – Open Microsoft Whiteboard on the Desktop

    To begin editing text boxes the user will need to first start up Microsoft Whiteboard on their Desktop. The user must ensure that they are logged in to the Microsoft Office account with the whiteboard they want to work on.

  • Step 2 – Select a Whiteboard to Edit a Text Box on

    After the user has logged in to their Microsoft Office account, they will need to access the existing whiteboard with the text box they wish to edit. To access the existing whiteboard, the user will need to left-click the said whiteboard on the landing page of Microsoft Whiteboard.

  • Step 3 – Select a Text Box on the Whiteboard

    To edit the text box, the user must first select the text box they wish to edit. This can be easily done by hovering the mouse cursor over the text box and clicking the body of the text box after it a blue border has appeared.

  • Step 4a – Resize the Text Box to a Particular Size

    The user can resize the text box after it has been selected by the user. Start by hovering the mouse cursor over the dash lines and then holding left click on the dash lines. This will allow the user to drag their cursor to adjust a specific side of the text box.

  • Step 4b – Rotate the Text Box to a Certain Angle

    The user can rotate the text box to certain angles. Begin by hovering the cursor on the edit circles located at the edges of the dash lines and pressing the left mouse button when the cursor transforms into the rotate symbol. By holding left-click, the user can drag the mouse up and down to adjust the angle of the text box.

  • Step 4c – Move the Text Box to a Specific Location

    The user can move the text box to another location by holding left-click on the body of the text box. Afterward, the user can now drag the text box to a specific location on the whiteboard.

  • Step 4d – Editing the Text within the Text Box

    The user can edit any preexisting text in the text box by double-clicking the text and typing or deleting any groups of text on the text box.

FAQs

Is there a way to make the text box’s border permanently appear in Microsoft Whiteboard?

No, there is no feature integrated into the text box that can permanently make the text box’s border appear; instead, the user can opt to use the shapes tool to create a square shape in place of a border.

Can I change the font style of the text in the text boxes in Microsoft Whiteboard?

Microsoft Whiteboard does not have many editing capabilities when it comes to manipulating the format of the texts because of that there is no way to change the font style of the text in text boxes.

Can I change the color of the text inside the text boxes in Microsoft Whiteboard?

Yes, you can edit or manipulate the color of the texts inside existing text boxes in Microsoft Office; start by selecting the text box, pressing the “Text Color Picker” button on the toolbar, and finally selecting the desired color for the text.

How do I insert shapes onto a text box on my whiteboard?

There is no way to insert shapes into text boxes via the text box functions; instead, you can add a shape via the shape’s tool located on the create pane of Microsoft Whiteboard.