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Even as you read this post you will see that we have an image on the left and the text is wrapped around it. We have all seen such image alignments in books, magazines, newspapers etc. Then there are ways to put text on an image too. You must have seen examples of those.

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Wrapping text around images is pretty easy in MS Word. Something more interesting is wrapping images that have different shapes or maybe having that done across an image. For instance, check the image below. We have put text on an image completely and modified the wrapping alignment to make it look the way we want.

Sep 25, 2018 Go ahead and get your image or other illustration inserted first. To insert a text box, switch to the “Insert” tab and click the “Text Box” button. On the drop-down menu, choose the type of the text box you want. Here, we’re going with the “Simple Text Box” option. Insert text on picture in Word document by using Text box Insert text on picture in Word document by using Text box You can insert a text box into the Word file, and then drag the text box on the picture, please do as this: 1.

Today we will see how to do that. We will see how to wrap images and different shapes with text. We will learn to modify wrapping nodes in order to achieve this. Let us begin.

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Steps to Apply Image Wrap and Edit Wrap Points

The process that we shall discuss has been tried on MS Word 2007 and the steps should be almost similar on other versions. I suggest that your try this as you read through.

Step 1: First and foremost you must have an image present in your document. If you don’t, insert one right away. You can modify the shape of your image by using Picture Tools if that is what you desire.

Step 2: In order to wrap text exactly to the shape of the image you need to navigate to Picture Tools -> Text Wrapping and select Tight. You may want to give a try to what others mean.

Here, if the image is rectangular, the wrapping would be rectangular as well. If it has a different shape, text will align itself to the design of the picture or shape.

Now, the point really is to move the text over and across the image. And selecting wrapping style as Behind Text won’t always help. Try it out.

Step 3: So we will stick to Tight and navigate to Text Wrapping again. This time out intention is to edit the wrap nodes. Thus, we will choose the option to Edit Wrap Points.

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The moment you do this, red lines will appear around your image with square dots at the corners and some more points (if required).

Step 4: You may hold the line at any point and drag it to a desired location. The point you hold will reap a new node. Here’s what we did with our image. Note that the new boundary (red lines) becomes the wrapping shape.

Note: In case you want to remove an existing node simply hold the Ctrl key and click on that point.

Conclusion

A quick and easy way to play around with text on images don’t you think? I tried doing few cards, letters etc. The results were quite good. Try it out.

Image Credit: Pinguino


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In the PC the OVR in the Word used to stand for overwrite, maybe that would help in your searchs.

I really, really don't know why 'overtype', shomething that was useful when the UI for word processors was command-line based, survived the coming of the GUI… In the Mac, Apple decided not to keep the Ins key, and Word was created for the Mac first…
I remember reading Rick Shaut's blog about how this was something added under consumer demand somewhere around Word 6… but I cannot find the post.
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All I can say is thankfully no Insert key does exist on the Mac.. I can't count the number of times I have inadvertently activated this on my work PC (the key is extremely easy to accidentally press) and subsequently lost work before I've noticed.
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Agreed. I can't remember the last time I intentionally wanted to turn on overwrite/insert mode.

i can't find that overtype button at the bottom of the window on word mac 2008. i think it may have been removed. furthermore, a search for 'overtype' in word's help files does not bring up anything but the option can be set under preferences -> edit -> overtype mode toggle.
i have no idea why this is not documented in the help files by careless Microsoft.

'The OVR button in the status bar works with Mac 2004. However, it was was removed in Word 2008. Another option for Word 2008 is to click Customize Toolbars and Menus on the View menu. Click the Commands tab and select Overtype from the All Commands category. Then you can either add the OVR command to a toolbar or create a keyboard shortcut.'
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Insert Text Box Over Picture In Word For Mac

The OVR button in the status bar works with Mac 2004. However, it was was removed in Word 2008. Another option for Word 2008 is to click Customize Toolbars and Menus on the View menu. Click the Commands tab and select Overtype from the All Commands category. Then you can either add the OVR command to a toolbar or create a keyboard shortcut.

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Thank you for the tip above here. I rarely use Overtype but occasionally it's invaluable for completing basically assembled forms in word where form authors have relied (a little annoyingly, albeit well intended) on the use of underscores to block out a fillable area.
Just as an fyi, for Microsoft Word 2011 on a Mac, to use Overtype you have the same two options you had on Office 2008.
Option #1: Set in preferences (less useful, bit fiddly, but quick for a one off)
Word > Preferences > Edit > Overtype (toggle box)
Option #2.: Add a Custom Menu command for 'Overtype'
View > Toolbars > Customize Toolbars & Menus > (Click 'Commands' tab) > (Click 'All Commands' filter) > Overtype (drag either to menu or toolbar)
I put under 'Edit' menu. If you really want the toolbar button, with Word 2011 and the new 'Ribbon', it seems to only let you drag the custom toolbar entry to the toolbar at very top of the Word window.
Hope this helps - I was surprised at how tricky this was to find, too!