How to modify picture position and text wrapping in Word

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SUMMARY

This step-by-step article explains how to insert a picture into a Microsoft Word document. This article also explains how to modify the placement and text wrapping attributes of an inserted picture.

How to Insert a Picture

  1. Start Microsoft Word, and then open the document that you want.
  2. Click to place the insertion point at the location in the document where you want to insert the picture.

    NOTE: The picture will be inserted with the bottom left corner positioned where you place the insertion point.
  3. On the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click From File.
  4. Browse to the folder that contains the picture that you want, click the picture file, and then click Insert.
  5. Click the inserted picture, and then drag the sizing handles to resize the picture, if necessary. Drag the rotation handle to rotate the picture, if necessary.
  6. Use the tools on the Picture toolbar to modify the attributes of the picture.

    NOTE: If the Picture toolbar is not displayed, point to Toolbars on the View menu, and then click Picture.

How to Modify Picture Position and Text Wrapping

  1. Start Microsoft Word, and then open the document that you want.
  2. Click the picture you that want to format.
  3. On the Format menu, click Picture.
  4. In the Format Picture dialog box, click the Layout tab, and then click Advanced.
    • To Format Text Wrapping:

      Click the Text Wrapping tab. Select the text wrapping style that you want, and then click OK.
    • To Format Picture Position:

      Click the Picture Position tab. Select the horizontal and vertical positioning that you want, click to select the check boxes of the options that you want, and then click OK.
  5. Click OK to close the Format Picture dialog box.


REFERENCES

For more information about inserting pictures, click Microsoft Word Help on the Help menu, type insert a picture in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.
For more information about changing text wrapping attributes, click Microsoft Word Help on the Help menu, type change the text wrapping style for a picture or drawing object in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.
For more information about positioning graphics, click Microsoft Word Help on the Help menu, type position graphic and text in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.
For additional information about how to insert a picture into a Word document, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
281513 How to insert scanned images in Word 2002
285065 How to add a graphic or logo to every label in Word 2002
For additional information about how to troubleshoot issues with inserted pictures, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
285957 Pictures or other objects do not appear in a Word document
294854 TIFF image is not displayed as expected

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Article ID: 312799 - Last Review: September 18, 2011 - Revision: 4.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Word 2002
  • Microsoft Word 2000
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