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    Float-over-text: Default Off? (WORD97)

    In WORD97, is there any way to have Float-over-Text OFF by default??

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    Re: Float-over-text: Default Off? (WORD97)

    According to Microsoft, pictures were inserted by default as floating in the original release of Word 97. The default was changed to inline in Service Release 1 (SR1) of Office 97. So if you can get your hands on SR1 or preferably SR2...

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    Re: Float-over-text: Default Off? (WORD97)

    I have SR2 !! Guess I did not explain correctly what I'm looking for. I'll explain:
    1. <LI>Create a WORD doc with some text
      <LI>Copy a picture from somewhere (to the clipboard)
      <LI>Go back to WORD and do: Paste_Special, select Picture
    Note now how the "float over text" option is ON... can I have that OFF by default??

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    Re: Float-over-text: Default Off? (WORD97)

    You can create a macro that will paste an object on the clipboard as an inline shape. Here is one I use. It also centers the paragraph and sets line spacing to single. (If line spacing is set to fixed, you won't be able to see the entire inline shape if it's big).

    Sub PasteObj()
    On Error GoTo Exit_PasteObj
    Selection.PasteSpecial Placement:=wdInLine
    Selection.ParagraphFormat.LineSpacingRule = wdLineSpaceSingle
    Selection.ParagraphFormat.Alignment = wdAlignParagraphCenter
    Exit_PasteObj:
    End Sub

    And then assign this macro to a custom toolbar button.

    You can also intercept the PasteSpecial command - see this site.

    HTH, Hans

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