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Old 11-18-2022, 02:34 AM
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How do i put a small text in the left margin of a Word doc? I would like the text to go along with the specific line as i change the position of that line. The text in the margin is a reference to that specific sentence.

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Old 11-18-2022, 07:40 AM
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How do i put a small text in the left margin of a Word doc? I would like the text to go along with the specific line as i change the position of that line. The text in the margin is a reference to that specific sentence.
You can insert a text box (Insert tab on the Ribbon), and from there you can easily format it with or without a border, shading, etc. That may be the simplest, though if you wish it to line up precisely with that sentence in the rest of the document, all on one line, you'll have to eyeball it well.

Or you can change one paragraph to a negative left indent, then use tab and hanging indent to re-align the actual text along the left line.

I did a quick cheesy version of each, and left the paragraph controls visible so you could see what it looked like.
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Another method is to create a style for margin notes that uses a frame to position the note in the margin. In the Modify Style dialog select Frame from the Format dropdown and edit the properties of the frame to suit. For example:
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More on using a Frame:
Sidebars and Marginal Text using Frames
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