Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Manipulating Inserted Pictures (and Other Graphics)
In front of text
Inserted into the top drawing layer of a document. The graphic can be
dragged anywhere in the document. Text ﬂ ows behind the graphic.
Typically used only on top of other pictures or in the assembling of vector
drawings, or when you deliberately need to cover or veil text in some way
to create a special effect.
Text ﬂ ows around the graphic’s wrapping points, which can be adjusted.
Text is supposed to ﬂ ow into any open areas of the graphic, but evidence
that this actually works is in short supply. For all practical purposes, this
appears to have the same effects and behavior as Tight wrapping.
Top and bottom
Effectively creates a rectangular “container” the same width as the
margin. Text ﬂ ows above and below, but not beside, the graphic. The
picture can be dragged anywhere in the document. Typically used when
the graphic is the focal point of the text.
To set the wrapping behavior of a graphic, click it and then click the Wrap Text button in
the Arrange group of the Picture Tools
Format tab. Choose the desired wrapping from the
list menu, as shown in Figure 9.41. The Square wrap setting was previously applied to the
selected picture in Figure 9.41.
Wrapping behavior determines where you can position a picture or graphic in Word.