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How to bracket over multiple lines of text in Word document?

In some cases, you may need a large bracket to embrace over multiple lines in a Word document in order to demonstrate the function of that lines as below screenshot shown. In this article, you will get the solutions to deal with it.


Bracket over multiple lines of text with drawing brace shape

You can draw a left or right brace to bracket over multiple lines of text in Word document. Please do as follows.

1. Click Insert > Shapes, then select a left or right brace shape from the drop-down list. See screenshot:

2. Then draw a brace shape to bracket over the lines you need.

3. Select the brace shape to display the Drawing Tools, then you can specify the shapes outline, effects and color as you need. See screenshot:


Bracket over multiple lines of text with formula box

Besides, you can use the formula box to bracket over multiple lines in Word document.

1. Press the “Alt” + “=” keys to insert a formula box, and type the summary words in it. See screenshot:

2. Click Design > Bracket, and then select a single left bracket from the drop-down list. See screenshot:

3. Select the first placeholder box, click Matrix > 3x1 Empty Matrix. See screenshot:

4. Right click the first placeholder box, select Column Alignment > Left from the context menu.

5. Remove the last placeholder box by right clicking it and selecting Delete Equation from the context menu.

Note: Now only three placeholder boxes existing in the formula box. If more lines (more than 3 lines) are needed in the formula box, please select the last placeholder box, and repeat the above step 3 and 4 to add more lines. See screenshot:

Please fill in the lines as below screenshot shown.

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