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    When formatting graphics, on the Layout tab, Advanced option, Picture position tab, there's an option for "Lay out in table cell." What does this do, and might changing it fix the wild jumping around some graphics do when they're close to the top of a page?

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    If a picture is in a table, but not inline with text, and if "Layout in table cell" is ticked (which it is by default), Word will try to keep the picture within the boundaries of a cell. If the check box is cleared, the picture may cross the cell boundaries.

    In most situations, I'd recommend to make pictures inline with the text - you're less likely to have problems with the position of the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HansV View Post
    If a picture is in a table, but not inline with text, and if "Layout in table cell" is ticked (which it is by default), Word will try to keep the picture within the boundaries of a cell. If the check box is cleared, the picture may cross the cell boundaries.

    In most situations, I'd recommend to make pictures inline with the text - you're less likely to have problems with the position of the picture.
    Well, inline doesn't work for very many situations. I'm doing a newsletter so have to have flexibility.

    I'm still not understanding about the "Layout in table cell," though. Does it CREATE a table cell in which to put the graphic? If so, what benefit is that? I've unchecked it often, only to have it re-checked automatically when I move the graphic. It's a mystery that is endlessly frustrating. I feel that if I could understand what it's trying to do, I could manage placement better. Any other insight?

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    No, it does not create a table cell. If the picture is (partially) above a table, the "Layout in table cell" option (if ticked) will try to force the picture within the boundaries of a cell in that table, moving the picture if necessary. If the picture does not overlap with any table, the "Layout in table cell" option has no effect.
    Word does indeed turn on this setting automatically when you move the picture yourself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HansV View Post
    No, it does not create a table cell. If the picture is (partially) above a table, the "Layout in table cell" option (if ticked) will try to force the picture within the boundaries of a cell in that table, moving the picture if necessary. If the picture does not overlap with any table, the "Layout in table cell" option has no effect.
    Word does indeed turn on this setting automatically when you move the picture yourself.
    Thanks Hans. That helps some, anyway.

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