Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Positioning and Wrapping Objects Relative to the Page and Text
3. Click the Shapes button and choose New Drawing Canvas.
You can find the New Drawing Canvas command at the bottom of the
Shapes drop-down list. A drawing canvas appears on your screen.
Book II
Chapter 6
Figure 6-5:
The drawing
canvas — a
corral for
shapes and
The drawing canvas is an object in its own right. You can wrap text around
it, give it an outline, and give it a color fill. You can drag it to a new location.
To change its size, drag a handle on the side or corner.
Positioning and Wrapping Objects
Relative to the Page and Text
“Object” is just Office’s generic term for a shape, line, text box, clip-art
image, photo, diagram, WordArt image, or chart that you insert in a
document. Book VIII, Chapter 4 explains how to manipulate an object — how to
change its size, shape, and other qualities. When you place an object in a
Word document, you have to consider more than its size and shape. You
also have to consider where to position it on the page and how to wrap text
around it. In Word lingo, wrap refers to what text does when it butts heads
with a shape, text box, photo, diagram, or other object. You must be in Print
Layout view to wrap and position objects on a page.
When you insert an object, it lands inline with text. That means it lands against
the left margin and text doesn’t wrap around its side. Before you can change
the position of an object, you must select it and choose a text-wrapping
option apart from Inline with Text.
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