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Expanding textbox in word

Is there a way to put a text box in the middle of a Microsoft word document that expands as you type more information in it? Basically as I type more paragraphs in the text box it will push whatever paragraphs below the text box further down the page. Hope that makes sense. Thank you.
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Rob Henson

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Sam Jacobs

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al4629740

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Thanks.  I notice that when I type in the text box tho, it does not expand...  I attached the file so you see what I'm talking about
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Sam Jacobs

Under format textbox, make sure that the Resize AutoShape to fit text is selected.
Resize-textbox.jpg
al4629740

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When I use that it expands only to the rest of the current page and does not go any further.  Is there anything I am doing wrong?
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Sam Jacobs

You need to:
- create another blank textbox on the next page
- click back inside the first textbox
- click Format on the menu
- click Create Link under Text
Create-Link.jpg- click in the second text box, and the overflow will now flow into it.
- repeat with another text box, if necessary.
Rob Henson

Another option would be to use a single cell table. The table can be aligned differently to the surrounding text and can be formatted in whatever fashion you want and will flow over multiple pages.