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Sometimes, especially when you are trying to create a one-page flyer, you want to position a figure in a certain spot on the page and make sure it stays put. One way to do this is to use the Position menu on the Format ribbon to align your figure with one of nine common locations on the page:
Choosing one of the options from the With Text Wrapping section to position your figure will do three things:
The third item in the list is the key (and what makes this menu different from the Wrap Text menu). To understand what it means, let's go back to my previous post when I explained the relationship between a figure and its anchor.
In that post, I mentioned that the figure will move when the text it is anchored to moves. This is because, by default, a figure is positioned relative to the text where it is anchored. In most cases, since there tends to be a relationship between the text and the figure, this is exactly what you want to happen.
Let’s look at an example. In the document below, I inserted a picture to go along with the family newsletter I’m writing. The picture is related to the third paragraph, where you see the anchor icon:
If I later add another paragraph (the blue text), which pushes the text and anchor to the next page, the picture also moves to the next page. Once there, it maintains the same position relative to the location of the anchor – in this case, about an inch down from the top of the paragraph:
When a figure’s position is relative to the margins, which happens when you use the Position menu, it won’t move on the page as the anchor moves. But if the anchor is pushed to the next page, the figure will still jump to the next page (see rule #1 in the last post). When that happens, the figure remains in the same relative position on that next page.
Continuing with the example above, if the picture was originally positioned relative to the margins on page 1, when I insert the blue text and push the figure to page 2, the result would look like this:
Notice that the picture keeps its relative position on the page, in the lower-right corner, when it moves to the next page.
If you want to see exactly how your figure is positioned and whether it will move with the text it’s anchored to or will stay in a fixed position on the page, you can look at the Advanced Layout dialog box. At the bottom of the Position menu, select More Layout Options. On the Position tab in the dialog box, you’ll see several options for aligning a figure vertically and horizontally. At the bottom of the dialog box is an option called Move with Text. Try selecting and clearing that option and watch how the settings above are changed to enable that behavior.
--Theresa Estrada is a program manager on the Word team who spends most of her days (and some nights) studying how users work with figures in their documents.
When I click on the links in this article, the first two work OK, but the third one ("my previous post") doesn't. That link initially displays the page for a fraction of a second, and then it is replaced by a SkyDrive page containing this error message:
"This item might not exist or is no longer available
This item might have been deleted, expired, or you might not have permission to view it. Contact the owner of this item for more information."
Picture positioning in word is so badly designed and buggy it's very nearly unusable. (I fully understand the floating vs. move with text distinction.) The design is poor, but if it at least worked as designed there would be workarounds. But it doesn't. Sigh
Theresa, I don't envy you the job of trying to support a 25-year-old ball of dead code. I understand that whoever wrote it is probably dead or at least retired, and nobody at Microsoft understands it any more. I also understand that with 90% market share and locked-in customers, it's hard to justify investing engineering resources to fix or improve it. So, it's never going to be fixed, and both of us just have to live with that. The only thing worse than being forced to support this mess is being forced to use it.
Can a label be attached to a floating slide (Figure 1.2.3 1. Donau (1868), Michael J. Anuta, 1983. Ships of Our Ancestors. 1983. Mnominee, Michigan.) and stick better than Woed 2003? TIA JP