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    Help with formatting a picture

    I'm creating a newsletter in word. I have a photograph that I am trying to include with a paragraph accompanying it. I want to format the picture in line with the text using -format picture - layout - but it won't allow me to select "wrapping style" or "alignment". Can anyone help me with this? I have to include the photos and I can't do it. I'm creating this newsletter from scratch for work. Thank you.

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    Maureen,

    In Line formatting precludes wrapping, i.e. they are mutually exclusive. If you want to place the picture at an exact position you can do it by Anchoring it to the Paragraph and then specifying how far from the top of the paragraph to place it.
    1. Insert Picture
    2. Right-Click select Format Picture
    3. Click Layout tab
    4. Select options desired
    5. Click Advanced button
    6. In the Vertical section select Absolute position & Distance
    7. Select Paragraph in the "below" dropdown.
    8. Ok your way out.

    Note: the example is in a 2 column layout but is hidden by the dialog boxes.

    Hope this helps.
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    Thank you, but my problem is when I click the layout tab I am unable to select anything. None of the tabs are highlighted including the Advanced button. I am using Word 2003.

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    Would it be possible to upload your document as an attachment?
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    i sent an attachment before but I can't remember how...........it's probably staring me in the face.............

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    In your reply click on the Go Advanced button then look for the Manage Attachments button and click it and Browse for your file.
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    Here is my attachment........

    it won't upload, it says its too big..........even though it's only one page in word........Nothing is working right!!!!!

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    Maureen,

    Try zipping it then upload the zip file.
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    attachment(sort of)

    PPR NEWS.doc

    I only attached the text and because it wouldn't work with the photo.............

    do you think it's my computer settings? I thought I could just do this in word. thank you

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    Maureen,

    Could you zip the picture and attach it and then tell me where in the sample it goes?
    I notice you have the text in the sample in a text box. If I may ask why?
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    No really sure, it seems to be easier to manipulate. Do you have any suggestions? I'd be happy to hear suggestions. How do you think it looks? I know it's pretty simplistic.

    Do I have to download software to be able to convert to zip?

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    The text being in a textbox is a clue to why you can't get the text to wrap around your picture. If you get rid of the textbox, and just put the text in the regular, default "text layer" of the document, you should then be able to use RG's instructions in the second post in this thread, to get the text to wrap around the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maureenm View Post
    No really sure, it seems to be easier to manipulate. Do you have any suggestions? I'd be happy to hear suggestions. How do you think it looks? I know it's pretty simplistic.

    Do I have to download software to be able to convert to zip?
    Maureen,

    If you have Win-7 just right click on the file select "Send To" then "Compressed File (zip)" and follow prompts.

    My only suggestions so far would be to use a 2 column layout and get rid of the text box.
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    Just want to add another tip, to help make your page more manageable when you get rid of the textbox: First, take all of the graphics that you currently have 'floating' at the top of the page, and move them into the header. That way, they will stay in the background and won't get in the way when you set up the text and related picture in the document itself.

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    Well, you were all right about the text boxes! The only thing is there name in the header can't really be formatted to make it more eye-catching, i.e - borders, shading, etc. I was under the mistaken assumption that you could edit a header more. But I'll see what everyone thinks. Thank you so much

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