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Positioning an object

This action defines the object’s position on the page. However, as every object is anchored to a paragraph, if you move the paragraph, the object moves with it; likewise if you delete a paragraph, the object is also deleted.

Select the object. If it is a picture, make sure the text wrapping setting is not In Line with Text (see the following heading, Changing an object’s wrapping).

From the Format tab, go to the Arrange group and click the Position button.

To apply a predefined position, click one of the options under With Text Wrapping. When you point to a position, you will see the effect previewed against your object.

A text wrapping setting is associated with each of the preset positions.

To specify a custom position, click More Layout Options.

If you have chosen a predefined position, the object is placed in the document. Otherwise, the Layout dialogue box appears.

Make sure the Position tab is active.

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To display the Layout dialogue box, you can also click the Layout Options icon images/13i124.png at the top right of the selected object, then click the See more link.

In the Horizontal frame, click the required type of horizontal alignment then use the option lists to define exactly how the object should be positioned. Choose from the following options:

Alignment: aligns the object to the left of, centred in or to the right of the item selected in the relative to list box.

Book layout: lines up the object in relation to the Inside or Outside of the page or page margins.

Absolute position: aligns the object horizontally; ...