Position pictures in Word

Applies to
Microsoft Office Word 2003
Microsoft Word 2000 and 2002

You've got a great picture to illustrate your text, and you know exactly where you want it to be positioned. When you insert the picture, however, it floats off the page or seems to be cut off, which is not what you had in mind. To fix this problem, here's a quick solution.

When a picture is inserted into your Word document, its default placement is in line with your text. That is, Word inserts the picture where your cursor is, even though it may not be aligned properly with the text around it. If you want to reposition your picture precisely, follow these steps:

  1. Select the picture.
  2. On the Format menu, click Picture, and then click the Layout tab.
  3. Click the Advanced button.
  4. On the Text Wrapping tab, click the Top and bottom wrapping style or another style of your choice.
  5. If you want to specify the picture's Distance from text, specify the distance in the Top, Bottom, Left, and Right boxes. Some elements on the tab may be dimmed, depending on the selections you make.
  6. Click the Picture Position tab to select the picture's horizontal and vertical placement, as well as other options. Some elements on the tab may be dimmed, depending on the selections you make.
  7. To close the Advanced Layout dialog box and save your selections, click OK.
  8. To close the Format Picture dialog box and reposition your picture, click OK.
 
 
Applies to:
Word 2003