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From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Subject: [TMG] Re: Inserting Pictures in Word - Mini Walk Through
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001 10:14:20 -0700
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I am the guilty party who wrote the little tutorial or walk through of
inserting pictures into Word. I found the original message and am resending
the cogent parts here for anyone who is interested:
Here is a basic "walk through" of working with images. Give it a
try, then change settings and see how each affects the document. You can
always click undo.
I am going to tell you how to set up an image at the top of a page
at the left-hand margin and wrap the text to the right hand side until it
reaches the bottom of the picture and then will flow all the way to the
left-hand margin. This will give you an idea of how the picture features
work and from there you can play (click "undo" when you are unhappy with a
result) and experiment to see how the various options affect the picture
placement and text wrapping.
1. Go to a clean page in Word.
2. Click insert>picture>from file (assuming you have scanned images
stored in a directory)
3. Find the image, select it, and click insert.
4. You should now have an image on your page. Single click in the center
of the image. This should give you a black line with small black boxes
around your image (don't worry, it won't print unless you actually set up a
border around the image).
5. Single click again in the center and select "format picture" from the
drop down box.
6. There will be several tabs across the top. Under the picture tab
you can crop the photo if your photo editor hasn't done a good job. For
some reason MGI Photosuite leaves a bunch of white space around my pictures.
You will want to have your ruler on so you can see you much you need to crop
and then type the crop amounts into the boxes provided.
7. Under the size tab, you can type in a picture size. My suggestion is
to either decide how wide or tall you want it, type in that measurement, and
make sure both tick boxes are checked (lock aspect ration, relative to
original picture size). This will ensure that you don't distort your image.
8. Layout tab -- This is the trickest. I will walk you through the
example and you can use it as a basis to experiment and see what each option
does to the picture.
a. You will need to select the text wrapping style. Choose
"square" and tick "left" for the horizontal placement. Then click on the
b. At the advanced button, you will see text wrapping again.
Select the position for the text wrapping. I ticked "right." You can also
make some choices here as to how far you want the text from the picture.
c. Click on the tab that says "picture position." For the
horizontal position select "alignment - left - relative to margin." For the
vertical position select "alignment - top - relative to the margin" (if you
come back to make adjustments, Word may have redefined this vertical
alignment by putting in a ruler measurement; that is okay). Make sure that
the only tick box checked is "lock anchor." (This one feature is where you
can usually get the results you want. You can center an image below text,
tell Word how far below the text you want, etc. Really experiment here.)
8. OK out of the boxes. You should now be able to type in your text,
have it flow to the right side of the picture and then once it clears the
picture, flow back to the left margin. By locking the anchor, if you had
chosen alternative text wrapping (say, for example, where there was text
above, to the side, and below the picture), as you entered text the picture
would not have moved with the newly inserted text. If you want it to move,
you don't lock the anchor but would check "move object with text."
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