How to Insert Scrolling Text Box in Excel (2 Ideal Examples)

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Excel is the most widely used tool for dealing with massive datasets. We can perform myriads of tasks of multiple dimensions in Excel. Sometimes we need to insert a scrolling text box in Excel. We do that whenever the text inside a box is large. This article will show how to insert a scrolling text box in Excel.


How to Insert Scrolling Text Box in Excel: 2 Ideal Examples

Without further ado, let’s move to the examples that I will use to show the way of inserting a scrolling text box.


1. Insert Horizontal Scrolling Text Box

The first example is the insertion of a horizontal scrolling text bar.

Steps:

  • First, go to the Developer tab.
  • Then, select Insert.
  • After that, select Text Box.

Insert Scrolling Text Box in Excel

  • After that, draw the text box.

  • The design mode should be activated, and the box should be selected.

How to Insert Horizontal Scrolling Text Box in Excel

  • Next, go to Properties.

  • After that, a Properties box will appear.
  • Then, from the ScrollBars, activate the one for the horizontal bar.

How to Insert Horizontal Scrolling Text Box in Excel

  • Then, close the properties box.
  • After that, click on Design Mode to deactivate it.

  • After that, write something in the box. If the length of the text exceeds the text box, a horizontal scrolling bar will appear.

How to Insert Horizontal Scrolling Text Box in Excel

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2. Insert Vertical Text Box

The next example is the insertion of a vertical text box. The method is quite similar to the previous one. Let’s see the steps.

Steps:

  • Bring the Properties box following the previous method.
  • Then, set the MultiLine option to True.
  • And, from the ScrollBars, activate the one for the vertical bar.

  • Then, close the properties box.
  • After that, click on Design Mode to deactivate it.

How to Insert Vertical Scrolling Text Box in Excel

  • After that, write something in the box. If the length of the text exceeds the text box, a vertical scrolling bar will appear.

Insert Scrolling Text Box in Excel

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Things to Remember

  • The scrolling bar will appear only if the text length exceeds the box.
  • To write something in the text box, you must deactivate the design mode.

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Conclusion

In this article, I have demonstrated 2 examples of inserting a scrolling text box in Excel. I hope it helps everyone. If you have any suggestions, ideas, or feedback, please feel free to comment below.


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