Putting text on a picture in MS Word 2010

August 2, 2019 at 10:27:05
Specs: several
I've already inserted an image on the front of the book cover
that I'm laying out in MS Word. It fills the entire front cover,
plus the spine, so the title and other text will be on top of it.
Do I need to create one or more text boxes (which I've seen
referenced but haven't used yet) or can I just type the text
on top of the picture? Wrap for the picture is "Behind text".

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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August 2, 2019 at 10:47:58
A kwik test (word 2011

- shows you insert the image/picture...

Type text below it...

Format picture as behind text.

Text will then appear in the picture (in front of it) and will be positioned as per a normal document; meaning tabs and alignment are as per standard Word documents.

Try it with a dummy image and text (in a new document).

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August 2, 2019 at 10:50:14
You can drag/position the image separately from the tex too; in which case the text will remain where it as...

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August 2, 2019 at 10:55:54
if you use text boxes then text box is moveable independent of the image; which can also as earlier be moved independent of text (no text box approach).

If you click on the text box and the image holding Shift key - then you can group them as one and move about...;thus maintaining the arrangement you have at that time.

It's best topay with a dummy document to see what can be achieved; a lot of which is in Publisher of course and that has more options too.

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August 2, 2019 at 13:07:42
One additional tip about "grouping".

I don't know about Word 2010, but in Word 2016 you can group objects so that you can move them around and resize them as one item but you can also select each item in the group and alter it individually. I think I'll be able to test 2010 tonight and let you know.

In 2016, when you first select the group, you'll get a solid border around the group. If you drag it or use the size handle, you'll impact the whole group. However, once you select an individual item within the group, that item will show a solid border and the group border will become a dotted line. Depending on which size handles or border you grab, you'll either be selecting the entire group or just a single object.

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