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Wrap Text Around an Image


If you have inserted an image or a piece of clip art into your Microsoft Word document, you may still need to tell Word how to wrap the text around the image.

Wrap Text Around Your Images

Wrap Text drop-down menu
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  1. Select your image.
  2. To wrap text around clip art or a photograph,click the Picture Tools tab.
  3. To wrap text around an AutoShape, click the Drawing Tools tab.
  4. To wrap text around SmartArt, click the SmartArt Tools Format tab.
  5. Click Wrap Text in the Arrange group and select a wrapping option:
  • Click Square to wrap text around the border of the image.
  • Click Tight to wrap text tightly around the image. This is most useful for irregularly shaped images.
  • Click Through and then click Edit Wrap Points to drag the wrap points closer to the borders of the image. This lets you can fill in the negative space around the image.
  • Click Top and Bottom to place the image on its own line.
  • Click Behind Text to display the text over the image.
  • Click In Front of Text to display the image over the text. This is used primarily for watermarks.

Give It A Try!

Wrapping text around an image, such as clip art, photos, smart art, or other graphics, gives you the freedom place your images exactly where you want them in your document. The next time you insert an image into your document, try the different text wrapping choices and see how they can change the look of your document!

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