Bracketing in Word
Have you ever wondered how “they” do it?
You know, the people who can create documents with things that look like this:
Of course, I’m referring to the brackets that allow you to group items. Ever wonder where people are getting them from?
I mean, there’s one on the keyboard, but you’ve got to sincerely doubt that it can be manipulated that way, don’t you think?
And you’d be right. It didn’t come from the keyboard.
These brackets come from the Drawing Tools.
You’ll have to open the Drawing Toolbar to get to this one. (Either click the Drawing button on the Standard toolbar or right click over any toolbar and select Drawing from the list).
Any way you get there, once it’s open, you’re looking for the AutoShapes menu.
In the list, you’ll need to access the Basics Shapes submenu.
See them at the bottom?
There they are just waiting for you to get creative and give them a try!