Word 2016: Pictures and Text Wrapping

Word 2016: Pictures and Text Wrapping


Word gives you several different ways to add
pictures to your documents. You can use your own, or you can search for something in the
online picture library, which includes stock photos, clip art, and other graphic resources. In this example, I want to start by adding
the company logo to the top margin [dotted line callout box] of the document. The file
is already saved to my computer, so inserting it should be pretty easy. Just go to the Insert tab… then click the
Pictures command. From here, select the image you want. (You
may need to navigate to where it’s saved on your computer.) Then click the Insert button…
and it will be added to your document. Remember, I wanted the image positioned in
the very top margin. But watch what happens when I try to move it there using the drag
& drop method. It doesn’t work, because the current text wrapping setting won’t allow
it. Text wrapping controls the position of the
image, and the way the rest of your document wraps around it. To move the image freely,
we’ll need to change the text wrapping setting to something other than the default. First, make sure the image is selected, then
look to the Format tab. From here, you can use Position to choose one of the pre-defined
layouts… or you can try the Wrap Text command if you want a little more control. (For a
convenient shortcut, you can even access some of these options from the button here.) These four are a good choice if the picture
is in the main part of your document; for example, next to an article. We’ll take another
look at them at the end of this video. This time, I’m going to choose In Front of
Text, so I can move the image wherever I want. Just drag & drop the image wherever you want
it to go. You can even use the arrow keys on your keyboard to gently nudge it into place. And… there! I think that looks good. Now, if you find yourself in a situation where
you’d like to add a picture, but you don’t have anything suitable of your own, that’s
ok. Word gives you access to thousands of images from other sources online. All you have to do is go to the Insert tab…
and click the Online Pictures command. From here, you can use Bing to search the
web for stock photos, clip art, and other graphics. You can even access pictures from
your OneDrive account if you have any stored there. I’m going to try a web search first. Just
type your search term in the box, then press Enter on your keyboard. By default, Bing only shows images that are
licensed under Creative Commons, which means it’s ok to use them in your own projects.
Just to be safe, though, you should check the image’s website to make sure there aren’t
any restrictions. Just follow the link you see here. This image looks good—it should be perfect
for the newsletter I’m working on. To insert it, I’m going to click the thumbnail… then
the Insert button… and it will be added to the document. To change the size of an image, all you have
to do is click and drag the sizing handles here. (The ones in the corners will make sure
the image stays in proportion.) Now we can adjust our text wrapping settings. Again, make sure the image is selected, then
click the Wrap Text command on the Format tab. This time, I want something that’ll place
the image not behind or in front of the text, but positioned alongside it. As you can see from the preview, Square would
be a good choice. So would the Tight option, which causes the text to sort of “hug” the
image (if the image has a transparent background). I think I’m going to go with Tight… and
then move the picture to the right side of the article. Whether you have your own pictures, or you’ve
found something in the online collection, the right imagery can really make your document
pop. Now you know a few different ways to add and position images, so you get the right
combination of pictures and text.

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  1. my word 2016 doesn't have the tab "Format"!!!! It goes straight from (L to R) "Review" to "view" to "help" and then "design". No Format tab. Infuriating. Microsoft makes me ill.

  2. I didn't expect to write this on a Word tutorial but the narrator is the best I have heard in my entire life. Very articulate, excellent tone, and perfect speed earned this video a like from me and I hope it earns the narrator a career as a voice actor.

  3. Hi guys thanks for uploading all such computer basics videos it is the best revison to perform good in class test

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