Word®’s Text Box feature (not to be confused with a Composer TextBox merge field) and shapes are supported in Conga Composer® release 8. You can merge both merge fields and static text into text boxes and shapes. Text boxes are great to use when you have data that needs to be in a very specific place in your template that is difficult to format as such with a table.
Complex functionality, such as multi-layered text boxes or combining text boxes and tables, is not suitable for use in text boxes.
Unlike a table, a text box or shape will not dynamically grow to accommodate merged data. You’ll need to appropriately size the text box or shape in the template.