MS Word

Position the Graphic Relative to the Page

The Problem:

I found the perfect graphic, inserted it in my document, and sized it just right. But as soon as I start to edit the text of the document, the graphic goes walkabout.

The Solution:

The problem is that the graphic is anchored to something that's movingprobably a paragraph. Right-click the graphic and choose Format Picture, click the Layout tab, click either the "Behind text" option or the "In front of text" option (whichever seems best for this picture), and then click the Advanced button. On the Picture Position tab, uncheck the "Move object with text" box. Select each of the "Absolute position" options (there's a horizontal one and a vertical one) and choose Page in the drop-down lists alongside these options.


Warning: If an anchor is contained in a table, you can position the object only relative to the table, not relative to the page.

Lock the Anchor When the Graphic is in Place

The Problem:

My object anchors are moving as I edit the text of my document. How can I get the anchors to stay where I cast them, even if I need to move the objects?

The Solution:

Choose Format » Picture, click the Layout tab, and click the Advanced button. Check the "Lock anchor" box on the Picture Position tab to make the anchor stay in place. Uncheck the "Move object with text" box if you want to prevent the object from moving when you move the text to which the anchor is attached.

by BrainBellupdated
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