Wrap text around a picture

You can use text-wrapping and positioning to arrange the images and text in your document.

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Position a picture

  1. In your Word document, click the image to select it.
  2. Click the contextual tools tab.

For example, if you select a photograph, click the Picture Tools tab.

Picture Tools tab

If you select an AutoShape, click the Drawing Tools tab. If you select a SmartArt chart, click the SmartArt Tools Format tab.

  1. In the Arrange group, click Position.
  2. Under With Text Wrapping, click the location where you want to position the image.

 Note    If you click the In Line with Text option, your image stays with the text that comes before and after it.

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Wrap text around a picture

  1. In your Word document, click the image to select it.
  2. Click the contextual tools tab.

For example, if you select a photograph or clip art, click the Picture Tools tab.

Picture Tools tab

If you select an AutoShape, click the Drawing Tools tab. If you select a SmartArt chart, click the SmartArt Tools Format tab.

  1. In the Arrange group, click Wrap Text.
  2. Do one of the following:
  • Click Square to wrap text around the border of your image.
  • Click Tight to wrap text closely around a clip art image or an irregularly shaped picture.
  • Click Through and then click Edit Wrap Points to drag the wrap points closer to the image, so that text can fill in more of 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.
  • Click More Layout Options and then click the Text Wrapping tab to change where the text wraps or the distance between the text and the image.

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Applies to:
Word 2010