How to move a Picture freely in Microsoft 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.

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.

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.

How to move a Picture freely in Microsoft Word

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.

Click OK.

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.

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