Troubleshoot how text wraps

ShowThe text doesn't wrap tightly enough.

Try one of the following:

  • Print the publication to see if the text wraps tighter on the printed page.
  • Reduce the font size.
  • Make the picture or WordArt bigger.
  • Reduce the text box margins.

ShowHow?

  1. Right-click the text box that contains the text, and then click Format Text Box.
  2. In the Format Text Box dialog box, click the Text Box tab.
  3. Under Text Box Margins, adjust the measurements to decrease the distance between the text and the outer borders of the text box.
  • Manually adjust the outline of the picture or WordArt.

ShowHow?

  1. Select the picture.
  2. On the Arrange menu, point to Text Wrapping, and then click Edit Wrap Points.
  3. On the outline of the picture, position the mouse pointer where you want to add the new handle (handle: One of several small shapes displayed around an object when the object is selected. You can move or reshape an object by clicking on a handle and dragging.).
  4. Hold down CTRL and then click where you want to add a new handle.
  5. To change the outline of the picture, drag any of the handles.

 Note   To delete a handle, hold down CTRL+SHIFT and click the handle.

ShowThe text doesn't wrap around the shape.

  • You might be working on a Web publication. Text wrapping is available only if you are working on a print publication.
  • The Text Wrapping option might be turned off. Turn it back on.

ShowHow?

  1. Select the Picture.
  2. On the Picture toolbar, point to Text Wrapping Button image, and then select one of the options.

ShowThe text wraps around the frame, not the outline of the picture.

  • Make sure that the Text Wrapping option Square is not selected.

ShowHow?

  1. Right-click the picture.
  2. On the shortcut menu, click Format Picture, and then click the Layout tab..
  3. Under Wrapping Style, if Square is selected, select another option.
  • If the picture frame is surrounded by BorderArt, text wraps around the BorderArt. If you want text to follow the shape of the picture, remove the BorderArt.

ShowText appears on top of my picture in or its margins.

Make sure that the Text Wrapping option None or Through is not selected.

ShowHow?

  1. Right-click the text box.
  2. On the shortcut menu, click Format Text Box, and then click the Layout tab.
  3. Under Wrapping Style, if None or Through is selected, select another option.

ShowI can't select the adjust handle.

Try zooming in for a better look.

  • On the Standard toolbar, click Zoom in Button image.
 
 
Applies to:
Publisher 2003