Use text wrapping options to move a clip within a document

Applies to
Microsoft Office Word 2003

Let's say you want to liven up your Word document with clip art. But when you insert your clip into the document, you can't move it. What if you want it somewhere else? Choosing how text wraps around the clip helps to determine its position on the page.

To move a clip within a document

  1. In your Word document, click on the clip art you want to move.
  2. On the Picture toolbar, click the Text Wrapping button Text Wrapping button.
  3. Choose a text-wrapping style to decide how the text will flow around the clip.

Here's how the location of the clip is affected when you choose each text-wrapping style.

In line with text

When you first insert a clip, the In Line With Text In Line With Text wrapping style is the default. Your clip appears where your cursor was when you clicked Insert.

In Line With Text wrapping

Square text wrapping

If you select Square Square, you can move your clip anywhere in your document, and the text will wrap around a square space that surrounds your clip.

Square text wrapping

Tight text wrapping

If you select Tight Tight, you can move the clip anywhere in your document, and the text will wrap around its edges. There will be a little white space between the text and clip.

Tight text wrapping

Behind text

If you select Behind Text Behind Text, you can move the clip anywhere in your document, and it appears behind the text. Text flows in front of your clip.

Behind Text wrapping

In front of text

If you select In Front of Text In Front of Text, you can move the clip anywhere in your document, and it appears in front of the text. Text flows behind your clip.

In Front of Text wrapping

Top and bottom

If you select Top and Bottom Top and Bottom, you can move the clip anywhere in your document, and text will flow above and below it. Your text will stop right above your clip and restart directly below it.

Top and Bottom text wrapping

Through text wrapping

If you select Through Through, you can move the clip anywhere in your document, and the text will wrap around its edges. There will be a little white space between the text and clip. Text will also wrap inside any portions of the clip that are open.

Through text wrapping

Edit wrap points

If you select Edit Wrap Points Edit Wrap Points, you can change the perimeter around the clip by clicking the clip and then clicking and dragging the small black squares surrounding the clip. Your text will wrap around the squares according to where you place them.

Edit Wrap Points text wrapping

Experiment with text wrapping and clip art to find out which style works best for your document.