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Microsoft® Office Word 2007 Step by Step by Joyce Cox and Joan Lambert

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Changing the Relationship of Elements on the Page

When you insert an object such as a picture into a document, it moves any associated text out of the way. You can change the way text wraps around objects and the relationship of overlapping objects by using the buttons in the Arrange group on the Format contextual tab.

When you choose any text wrapping option other than Behind Text or In Line With Text, you can specify that a picture be positioned in one of two ways:

  • Absolutely. . This option positions the picture at a distance you set from a margin, page, paragraph, or line.

  • Relatively. . This type of positioning is determined by the relationship of the picture to a margin or page.

After you position a picture, adding text might upset the arrangement ...

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