Positioning Images in Word

Inserting a picture into Word is relatively straightforward since you just select Insert and then from the menu and then select the picture you want to insert.

Positioning the picture within your content is not so obvious. To adjust how the picture is positioned within your document you need to select the context menu for the picture you want to position (either by right clicking on it or giving it the focus and pressing the contextmenu key on your keyboard) and then select Format Picture.

The Layout tab is the one that allows you to specify how the image is to be positioned relative to the surrounding text. The options it provides are:

Word actually allows even more control of picture placement than this. Where selecting an option and alignment from this dialog is insufficient you can select the Advanced button at the bottom right which will present a further range of options for more accurately positioning the picture relative to the rest of the page.


This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.

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