I do have Mac Office 2011 and there are ways to create them manually, but the PC version had some really simple built in ones you could just click on and use. I can't actually re-create some of them without a lot of manipulation.
When I need to create a lot of various text boxes I don't use Word. I use iStudio Publisher instead which is very similar to MS Publisher from Windows. Using Word to do any layout work is OK but unless you have a template to follow, it's really not very good at it. I also have MS Office for Windows 2010 but I no longer use it since I no have no reason to run Windows.