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Microsoft KB Archive/173490

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Article ID: 173490

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q173490

SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft Word 97, after you click the Change Text Direction button on the Text Box toolbar, you may not be able to move between linked text boxes using the Next Text Box or Previous Text Box toolbar buttons.

NOTE: This problem may also occur when you use Word as your e-mail editor.

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, use either of the following methods.

Method 1: Change Text Direction

  1. Click the Change Text Direction button on the Text Box toolbar.
  2. Click the Previous Text Box or Next Text Box button to move between the text boxes.

Method 2: Click Outside the Text Boxes

  1. Click outside the text boxes, and then click to select one of the text boxes.
  2. Click the Previous Text Box or Next Text Box button to move between the text boxes.


STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Word 97 for Windows.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about linking text boxes, click the Office Assistant, type How do I link text boxes?, click Search, and then click to view the "Flow text to another part of my document with linked text boxes" topic.

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If Microsoft Help is not installed on your computer, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

120802 Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component


For additional information about text boxes, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

159942 WD97: General Information about Text Boxes and Frames in Word 97


157544 WD97: Cannot Link More Than 32 Text Boxes


157403 WD97: Unexpected results with "Next Text Box" in Headers/Footers



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