Ask Your Question

how to remove the border around a text box

asked 2019-11-16 13:17:08 +0100

I am trying to label a diagram using text boxes but a border appears which I need to remove

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

1 Answer

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

answered 2019-11-16 13:31:51 +0100

ajlittoz gravatar image

You have two ways to enter text in a diagram:

  • using a shape (I assume that what your call "text box" is a rectangle shape with text inside) and labelling it with text
  • using the text tool from the toolbar

The text tool is the same as a rectangle with preset attributes (no border, no fill colour, left justified).

Since internally both objects are the same, you can afterwards transform the appearance of one to look like the other:

  • select the shape, not the text (otherwise you are in text editing mode)
  • right-click and choose which attribute to modify or choose through menu Format>…

Note: text attributes for shape objects are accessible only through Format>Text

Borders are controlled by Line menu. In Line tab, select Style - none from dropdown menu to delete borders.

Fill colour is set by Area menu where you can have no background (text used to label diagram) or anything you like (shape case).

To show the community your question has been answered, click the ✓ next to the correct answer, and "upvote" by clicking on the ^ arrow of any helpful answers. These are the mechanisms for communicating the quality of the Q&A on this site. Thanks!

In case you need clarification, edit your question (not an answer) or comment the relevant answer.

edit flag offensive delete link more
Login/Signup to Answer

Question Tools

1 follower


Asked: 2019-11-16 13:17:08 +0100

Seen: 39 times

Last updated: Nov 16