How to Connect Text Box, Link Text Box in Writer 2013

You can link text boxes together so that text can flow from the first text box to the next one. Connected text boxes can span multiple pages. This is quite useful when composing newspaper, magazine and similar stuff.

Use connected boxes to:

  • Continue a piece of content in another text box
  • Create columns of different widths
  • Move text from the first text box into another one

Create Text Box Link

Step 1 If needed, create a new text box.

Step 2 Click in the text box you’d like to set as the first text box.

Step 3 Click Create Text Box Link from the toolbar under Drawing Tools tab.

create text box link

Step 4 The mouse pointer changes to a pitcher. Click in the text box you want as the next. 

connect text box

This text box is now linked to the first box and text in the overflow now appears in the next box.

connect text box

To connect more text boxes, repeat steps 3 and 4.

To check which text box is linked to the current one, you can click on the border of the text box to select it, and click Next Text Box option in Drawing Tools tab. See following:

next text box

Break text box link

To disconnect two linked text boxes, select the text box with links to another one, and click Break Forward Link in the toolbar under Drawing Tools tab.

break text box link

Related articles:

Add, copy and delete a text box
Remove or change the border and color of a text box
Format text box to allow text rotate with text box
Move text box