Word 2007 Move Object with Text RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have insert an image into a word 2007 document and the set the text wrapping to square. the Move Object with text is cleared by default but the image still moves with the anchored text. It is my understanding that if this was unchecked, the image would not move UNLESS  the anchored text moved over to a different page. any help here to understand this will be greatly appreciated.
    Sunday, August 22, 2010 8:35 PM


  • Hi,

    There are two important check boxes on the Picture Position tab; both are at the bottom of the dialog box. The Move Object with Text check box controls whether the object moves as the text to which it is anchored moves. Thus, if a picture is anchored to a paragraph, and you insert text before the paragraph, the picture is moved down as the paragraph--and its associated anchor--moves down the page. If the check box is cleared, then the anchor moves, but the picture stays put where you placed it. This check box is selected, by default, so pictures normally move with their underlying text. If you don't want them to move, clear this check box.

    The other important check box is Lock Anchor. This check box controls whether the anchor can move or not. Normally, if you click on a picture and drag it to a new location, the anchor for that picture is changed to the paragraph nearest the new location for the picture. If you lock the anchor, the anchor stays put, even though you moved the picture. 


    Hope it helps.


    Best Regards,


    Sally Tang


    • Marked as answer by Sally Tang Thursday, August 26, 2010 8:54 AM
    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:02 AM