2 Ways to Anchor an Image in MS Word
- Anchor to move with text
- Anchor to fix position on page
Method 1: Anchor to Move with Text
The first method guides you on how to associate an image to your desired text or paragraph. Once an image is anchored to text, you can Once you accomplish this method, the image will be anchored to the text and you can easily move them at once to any part of your document.
Follow the steps below to achieve it.
Step 1: Open the document that contains the image you need to anchor.
Step 2: Ensure that the MS Word program displays Object Anchors.
Click the File tab on the ribbon to display the start screen.
From the start screen, click the Options command.
This will display the Word Options dialog box.
From the dialog box, navigate to the Display section and make sure to tick the Object Anchors checkbox.
Apply your setting by clicking the OK button.
Step 3: Apply text wrapping to the image you need to anchor.
When you insert a picture to your document, it’s configured to be in line with text objects by default. You need to apply text wrapping to it so that it will be placed on a layer over the text objects.
There are various ways you can achieve this.
The simplest way is through the Layout Options shortcut.
Click the image and notice that an icon will appear on top of it.
Move your mouse pointer over the icon to confirm if it’s the Layout Options.
Click it to display the list of text wrapping options you can choose from. From the list, select your preferred option.
Step 4: Move the selected image to your desired paragraph.
Before you anchor an image, make sure that it’s situated on the section where you want it to be anchored.
To do this, simply drag an image and drop it to your preferred section.
Step 4: Apply Move with text command.
Once the image is in place, click the Layout Options and choose the Move with text option.
Apply the setting by clicking the close button of the Layout Options.
Step 5: Finalize anchoring the selected image.
You might notice the anchor symbol in your selected image. This serves as your guide to know what paragraph is associated with it.
You can change where it’s associated by simply dragging and dropping the anchor symbol to the appropriate paragraph.
Method 2: Anchor to Fix Position on Page
Instead of locking an image to a text, you might need to anchor it to a specific position on your page. You can easily achieve this by following the steps in this method.
Step 1: Find and open the document that contains the image you will anchor.
Step 2: Enable the Object Anchors option.
Just like the first method, you need to ensure that object anchor are displayed by default.
The setting can be enabled on the Display section of the Word Options dialog box.
Tick the Object Anchors checkbox and apply the setting by clicking the OK button of the dialog box.
For your reference, the image is shown again below.
Step 3: Change the layout of the selected image through text wrapping.
To anchor your selected image, ensure that it’s placed on a different layer over the text elements in your document.
To achieve this, click the Layout Options to display the list of available text wrapping options.
Choose the option that suits your needs and click it. The same image in the first method is shown below for your reference.
Step 4: Position the selected image to your desired area on the page.
Ensure that the image is placed on the area where you want it to be anchored.
You can achieve it by dragging and dropping the selected image to the area.
Step 5: Finalize anchoring the image by applying the Fix position on page command.
With the image already in the appropriate area, click the Layout Options to display a list of available commands.
From the list, choose the Move with text option.
Click the close button of the Layout Options to apply your setting. You have successfully anchored your image to your preferred area.
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1 thought on “How to anchor an Image in Word”
Very helpful….will take longer to go back and do this on my document, but will be better in the long run!