How to Wrap Text Around an Image in Microsoft Word

In Brief...

There are two commands you can use to wrap text around images in Microsoft Word. Use Wrap Text to choose the way in which text will wrap around the object. Use Position to choose the position of the object on the page, and the text will automatically wrap around the image.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft Word: 2010, 2013, and 2016.

Instructions

To wrap text around an image using the Wrap Text command:

  1. Select the image by clicking on it and then, on the Picture Tools Format tab in the Arrange group, click Wrap Text.
    Click Wrap Text

  2. Hover over the Wrap Text options and then click on one of them to select it.
    Wrap Text Options

To position text around an image using the Position command:

  1. Select the image by clicking on it and then on the Picture Tools Format tab, in the Arrange group, click Position.
    Click Position

  2. Hover over the Position options and then click on one of them to select it.
    Position Options

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