Microsoft Word is a great Word processing software developed by Microsoft. You can create and edit documents in Microsoft Word. It has many options to create a document, like adding images, formatting the text, etc. Sometimes, we need to adjust the position of an inserted image in Microsoft Word by moving it. By default, Word does not let users move an image. In this article, we will see how to move a picture freely in Microsoft Word.
Which option is used to move a picture?
In Microsoft Word, you can move a picture by using the Wrap Text feature. Right-click on an image and select Wrap Text. After that, you will see a number of options. The In Line with Text option does not let you move an image. Therefore, you have to select other options in the Wrap Text to move an image.
What is the Wrap Text feature in MS Word?
The Wrap Text feature in Microsoft Word enables text to wrap around the image so that the image does not interfere with line spacing. The feature lets Microsoft Word users choose how to wrap the text wraps around the selected object.
Why can’t I move pictures in Word?
When inserting an image into a document with text, you cannot move it around the text easily due to it being in line with text by default. To freely move a picture in your Microsoft Word, you should use the Wrap Text feature.
How to move a Picture freely in Microsoft Word
Follow the methods below to move pictures freely in Microsoft Word:
Enable a picture to move freely in a Word document
Open a Word document file.
Insert a picture into it.
Right-click the picture, hover the cursor over Wrap Text and select In Front of Text.
Now, you can move your picture freely around the text in your document.
Enable all pictures to move freely overall in a Word document
You can allow your future images to move freely in your document by customizing the Word settings.
Click the File tab on the menu bar.
Click Options in the backstage view.
A Word Options dialog box will open.
Click Advanced on the left pane.
In the section Cut, copy and paste, click the list button for Insert/paste picture as.
Then select In front of text from the list box.
Try to insert a photo into the Word document and try to move the image freely around the text.
Read: How to add Templates and insert Videos in Microsoft Word.
We hope this tutorial helps you understand how to move a picture freely in Microsoft Word.