Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Positioning Objects
Positioning Objects
To move a selected object (or multiple selected objects), move the mouse pointer over the
object until it becomes a four-headed arrow, and then drag. (For some types of objects,
such as SmartArt, WordArt, or text boxes, you must point at the object’s border frame. For
other objects, you can point to any part of the object.)
Word and Outlook support a positioning style called In Line With Text, which is not
available in Excel or PowerPoint. Inline objects move as part of the text low, and
therefore can’t be moved by dragging or using the Layout dialog box, described next. To
position an object using these features, you must first select a different text wrapping
style by right-clicking the object and choosing Wrap Text.
For more precise positioning, right-click the object and choose Size And Position (Word,
PowerPoint, and Outlook) or Size And Properties (Excel). Then:
In Word or Outlook, the Layout dialog box appears. Click the Position tab, where
you’ll find options for aligning the object with margins and other page landmarks as
well as for specifying a precise location on a page. For details, see “Adding Pictures
and Graphics” on page 237.
In PowerPoint, the Format Shape dialog box appears. In the left pane, click Position,
whereupon you’ll see options for specifying the position relative to the upper left
corner or center of the slide. For more information, see “Adding Graphics and Video
Clips” on page 601.
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