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Wrapping Text Around a Graphic
6. Type Healthy Living to replace the placeholder text, and then click anywhere
outside the text box to deselect it. The anchor icon and the text box border are no
longer visible, and the Ribbon displays the Home tab. See Figure 4-8.
Figure 4-8
WordArt inserted into document
Before you make any more edits to the WordArt, you will adjust its text wrap setting
so the WordArt does not overlap the document text.
Wrapping Text Around a Graphic
Graphic objects in a document can be either fl oating or inline. WordArt is considered
a fl oating graphic , meaning it is attached, or anchored, to a specifi c paragraph. In the
case of the WordArt in the newsletter, it is currently anchored to the fi rst paragraph of
the newsletter. It can still be moved, however, to a new location in the document, as you
have just seen. When you move a fl oating graphic, its text wrap setting dictates how
text will wrap around it in its new location. If you add text to a document, the fl
oating graphic does not move to accommodate the new text. Instead, the fl oating graphic
remains in position, with the new text fl owing around it. The default text wrap setting for
WordArt is In Front of Text. The other wrap settings for graphics are:
You can think of a “float-
ing graphic” as similar
to a boat which, though
anchored, is free to float
above the spot to which it
is anchored.
Square —Text fl ows around the straight edges of an object’s border.
Tight —Text fl ows around the curved edges of the object itself—for example, following
the contours of the WordArt letters, or the lines of a drawing.
Through —Similar to Tight text wrapping, except that text also fi lls any open spaces in
the graphic.
Top and Bottom —Text stops at the top border of an object and resumes below the
bottom border. If the object is anchored to the fi rst paragraph in the document, the fi rst
line of text begins below the bottom border of an object.
Behind Text —Text fl ows over the graphic.
Other graphic objects you have inserted into Word documents, such as photos in
Tutorial 1 and the Smart Art diagram in Tutorial 3, were examples of inline graphics . An
inline graphic differs from a fl oating graphic in that it is located in a specifi c position
in a specifi c line of text in the document. Text does not wrap around an inline graphic;
instead, the graphic moves along with the text. For example, if you type text to the left of
an inline graphic, the graphic moves right to accommodate the new text.
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