Wrapping Text Around an Image in MS Word

Introduction: Wrapping Text Around an Image in MS Word

This instructable will help guide you through the process of reformatting an MS word document so that any images within it will be surrounded by text and not by unused white space.

Step 1: What You Will Need

  • an apple computer with Microsoft Office 2016 installed
  • an image

Step 2: Begin

begin with the text you want in your document and the image desired in line with the text as it will automatically appear in MS Word when dragged and dropped. As you can see, this format looks strange and is an inefficient use of space on your word document.

Step 3: Select Your Image

select the image in the word document by left clicking while hovering your cursor over the image.

Step 4: Select "Picture Format"

select "picture format" from the MS word toolbar. The toolbar is located at the top of the window for MS Word. The "picture format" tab is located on the far right of the toolbar.

Step 5: Select "Arrange"

once you have selected the "picture format" tab, select the "Arrange" group.

Step 6: Select "Wrap Text"

Once you have selected the "Arrange" group, select the "wrap text" command to get the drop down menu.

Step 7: Choose How You Would Like the Text to Be Wrapped Around the Image

There are multiple options for how to wrap and format text within the drop down menu. for the purposes of this Instructable, I have chosen "square" as it is the simplest option.

Step 8: Congratulations!

You have successfully reformatted your word document to eliminate wasted space and streamline your document!

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    5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing :)