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In Word for Mac 2011 Essential Training, author Maria Langer shows how to create, format, and print a wide variety of documents in Microsoft Word 2011. The course covers building outlines, formatting text and pages, working with headers and footers, using themes and styles, adding multimedia, and more. It also shows how to customize and automate Word 2011, including how to record macros. Exercise files accompany the course.
Another question I'm frequently asked by Word users is how they can wrap text around an image. If that's something you want to know, you have come to the right video. Now we've got the company owner's image inserted and formatted. Now we need to position this so that document text wraps around it. We'll start by selecting the image. Then in the Format Picture Ribbon, we want to display the Wrap Text menu. Let's take a look at the options. In Line with Text is what's currently selected.
The image is treated like a big fat character on the line of text in which it's inserted. Square and Tight both wrap the text around the image. We'll want to use one of these for our example. Tight seems a little bit better because the text is closer to the rotated image and the heading isn't affected. Behind Text and also In Front of Text either blocks the image or blocks the text. Neither is appropriate for our example.
Top and Bottom puts the text above and below the image. In this case all the text is below. Through appears to do the same as Tight, at least in this example. The Edit Wrap Boundary option enables you to set the boundary for text wrapping. You can drag an existing point or you can also click and drag on any of the red lines to add a new point. The Text Wrap changes. You can get pretty creative with this. It's very useful for odd shaped images.
If you do something you don't like, you can just undo it or you can also turn this option off by pulling down the Wrap Text menu and choosing Edit Wrap Boundary to turn it off. For our example we will stick to Tight. Now if you decide, you don't like the position of the image, you can drag it to a new position in the document. Maybe the image might look better on the other side, so let me drag it over there. Now, with the image here, I might want to tilt it the other way, so I can position the mouse pointer on top of that rotation handle and just tilt it to the right about 5 degrees. like that, and then of course now it's too high.
So I could just drag it down little bit. So in general wrapping text around an image is easy as selecting the image and then choosing an option from the Wrap Text menu on the Format Picture Ribbon. Experiment with the options to see which ones you like best.
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