A text box is just a special form of table, with a single row and a single column. So see the guidance for tables, on creating a tablechanging the format of the tableadding a margin around a tablechanging the cell's format, and inserting data. You can insert text, images, lists or even tables in a text box. You can align the text box relative to other text in the web page, so that other text flows around the text box. You can set the background colour of the text box, to highlight it.

As with other elements, the width of a text box must not be greater than 700 pixels.

The background colour of a text box can be set by right-clicking in the single cell, selecting Cell properties and setting the background colour. Note that one should not select all the text in the cell and give the text a background colour.



The following are examples of text boxes:
 

This shows how tables can be used to create text boxes, with text flowing around. 

 

This box has border 3, width 300, height 200, alignment not set. The text in the cell has left horizontal alignment and top vertical alignment.

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Just the same, but with alignment Left. This causes the text to flow around the table. This example also has the spacing and padding set, in order to thicken the border around the text box, has a background colour set, and has been given a 10 pixel right margin to separate it from the text.

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Sample text box

And now with alignment Right. Again, the text flows around the table. This time, I've added an image and a caption.

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Lorem ipsum his sanctus delicata ad. At esse clita has. Eos an illum audiam tincidunt, has ex option feugiat intellegam. Nam timeam molestie delicata cu. Vim aperiam maluisset at, eu ullum laboramus pri, te sed dictas ornatus.

Ius ex erant debitis, an pri habemus detraxit, eum postea dicunt te. Graeco ancillae vis in. His fugit vidisse consulatu id, libris graecis ex usu, nec an augue tollit. Cum omnesque accommodare in, in tollit molestie sit, vel esse fuisset suscipiantur ei. Cetero hendrerit eam ut. Propriae probatus his id, tempor eruditi ei usu.

Singulis disputando at sit, esse eros ne has. An paulo expetenda moderatius nam, sed placerat efficiendi in, an duo omnes accusata. Iudico regione in vix. Eum ad quas prima voluptatum, utinam primis impedit pro ea. Ad vel illud libris officiis, ad sed velit feugiat intellegam. Ex ius omnis velit essent, no etiam abhorreant rationibus mea.