In this video, staff author Jess Stratton shows you how to format text around images, including resizing images, wrapping text, setting margins, and moving images.
- [Instructor] This document outlining the kind of hotel rooms that the Landon Hotel has is a little bland. Some actual pictures of the room might help it a little. So I'll put the cursor where I want to insert the first picture, and from the top menu, I'll choose Insert, Image, and I'll pick one that I already have on Google Drive. I'll select my image and click Insert. And that is really big. The very first thing I'm going to do is select it, and I'll click one of the dots on the corners and drag inward with my mouse to make it a little bit smaller.
Now, if I click away, this is what it looks like right out of the gate. This is really unprofessional. What I'd really like is to get this text so that it's wrapped around the image. If I select the image once, a menu appears at the bottom, and here's where I can find my options to deal with the text around this image. It defaults by being in line. But I can change that. The first thing I'll do is choose Break Text.
This is going to break up the image and the text, and it's going to place the text underneath the image. I can also choose how much of a margin I want separating my image from the text. It defaults to 1/8 inch, but I can go as high as one-inch margin, and as low as no margin, depending on what your design needs are. I'll select it one more time and choose Wrap Text.
If you choose Wrap Text, just like breaking the text below the image, you can also set the margin size. I like the default, so I'll keep it. Something that you can do with this image is drag it around anywhere you want on your document with this setting, and the text will automatically rearrange it. For example, I could have my image on the right-hand side. I will let go on the right-most side, and everything rearranges itself.
I can also resize the image by clicking and dragging. Maybe I want to make it very small. And again, the text will wrap itself around the smaller image. I'll make it just a bit bigger. And let's add one more image. I'll repeat the process. I'll find a Cambridge room from Google Drive.
I'll insert it. Once again, it's really big, but I'll fix that by clicking and dragging. And I'll wrap the text again. It's nice on the eyes to stagger the images. In fact, I could even make the images around the same size, and let me change the view so that you can see them both a little bit better on the page. I'll set it to 75% zoom.
So here's what they look like together. A nice thing about images and formatting text around them is based on the formality of your document, you can change the way that the text looks. For example, if this was a more formal document, I might want to make this text justified instead of left-aligned. It looks really nice surrounding pictures. I've highlighted the text. From the top menu, I'll click Align, and I'll make it justified.
I'll make my image a bit smaller so that you can see the effect a bit more clearly, and I'll do the same to the Cambridge room. So now we have some images nicely formatted around our text. At any time, I can take these images and move them anywhere I want in my document. The text will remain justified, and will wrap accordingly. I can change these options at any time by clicking on the picture and changing how they're arranged.