How To Put Multiple Lines Of Text In Brackets In Word
At times, you may want to show that multiple lines of text belong under a specific group without using a subheading. This can be achieved by using a right or left bracket that embraces all the lines.
This article will show you how to achieve this.
- Open the Word document where you want to insert brackets.
- Select ‘Insert’ on the ribbon.
- Choose ‘Shapes’ from the ‘Illustrations’ section.
- MS Word will display a list of lines, rectangles, basic shapes and block arrows.
- Choose a left or right brace from the list.
- In your document, draw a brace shape that envelops all the intended lines.
- If you want to change the appearance of the bracket from the default one, right-click the bracket. A contextual menu will appear.
- Choose ‘Drawing Tools’ from it.
- Now, you can adjust the color, effects and outline.
Alternatively, you can use a Formula Box.
- Use the shortcut Alt + = to add a formula box to your document.
- Under ‘Type Equation Here,’ add your text.
- On the ribbon, choose ‘Design.’
- A new tab, ‘Equation,’ is added to the ribbon.
- Under ‘Equation,’ choose ‘Bracket.’
- MS Word will display a list of brackets and matrices.
- Select the single left bracket under ‘Cases and Stacks.’ It is the first one from the left.
- Placeholder boxes will appear next to your text.
- Select the first placeholder box.
- Under the ‘Equation’ tab, click ‘Matrix.’
- From the list of options, choose the 3×1.
- You now have three placeholders.
- Go back to your first placeholder box and right-click it.
- MS Word displays a contextual menu.
- From the list, choose ‘Column Alignment,’
- Then, choose ‘Left.’
- Finally, to remove the last placeholder box, right-click it.
- From the contextual menu, choose ‘Delete Equation.’
- If you want to add more lines, you can repeat steps 10 through 15.
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