It can be helpful to know how to wrap text around an image in a Microsoft Word document if you don’t like the way your document appears by default.
An image inserted into a document often disrupts the flow of content, which can distract the reader.
You can wrap text in Word documents by selecting a picture, clicking Format Picture, then Wrapping Text, and then selecting an option.
How to wrap text around a Microsoft Word image
- Open a document.
- Click on the image.
- Select the Picture Format tab.
- Click the Text Wrap button and choose an option.
Our guide continues below with more information on wrapping text in Microsoft Word, including pictures of the steps.
Text wrapping in Word 2010 is a feature that may not seem important at first, but the effect it can have on the overall look of your document can be surprising.
Pictures can be useful in many types of documents that you create in Word 2010.
But the images will simply be pasted into the location you choose in the document and may not be formatted in the most visually appealing way.
One way to solve this problem and make your document more attractive is to wrap text around the image.
There are many different text wrapping styles you can choose from, so read on below to learn how to use the text wrapping options in Word 2010.
Related: You can read our guide to removing section breaks in Word if you have breaks that you can’t seem to remove from your document.
How to Use Text Wrapping in Word 2010 (Illustrated Guide)
This tutorial assumes that you already have a document with an image in it, and you want to be able to wrap text around that image to save space and make your document more attractive.
If you haven’t inserted a picture yet, you can click Insert at the top of the window, click Picture, and then select a picture.
Note that applying text wrapping in Word 2010 may change the layout of some other elements in the document and affect the overall length of the document.
Once you’ve completed these steps, it’s a good idea to check the rest of your document to make sure nothing is misaligned or damaged.
Step 1: Open a document in Word 2010.
Step 2: Find an image in the document, then click on it once to select it.
Step 3: Click the Format tab in the Picture Tools section at the top of the window.
Step 4: Click the Text Wrap button in the Layout section of the window, and then select the text wrapping style you want to use.
My preferred method is the Square option, but if you hover over the option you can see a preview in your document of what the wrapped text will look like.
Once you find the text-wrapping option that works best for that image, you can continue to apply text-wrapping to the rest of the images in your document.
Now that you know how to wrap text in Word, you can use this technique any time you want your images to blend in better with the rest of your document.
If your image takes up the full width of your document, there will be no room for text to wrap around the image. You can click the image and then drag one of the corner anchors to make the image smaller and allow room for text to wrap around the image.
Summary – How to use text wrapping in Word 2010
- Choose a photo.
- Click the Format tab in the Picture Tools section.
- Click the Text Wrap button.
- Select the text wrapping style you want to use for this image.
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