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How to wrap text around pictures and other illustrations in microsoft word

How to wrap text around pictures and other illustrations in microsoft word

If you need to Wrap text in Powerpoint, you may find yourself lost because it is not an easy task to do without a proper guideline. Many other applications have really intuitive page layout settings and wrapping up text around different objects is easy as a pie. However, PowerPoint doesn’t support that option so you need to use workaround solutions.

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How to wrap text around a shape in PowerPoint

You can manually wrap text by clicking on the shape (object) you inserted in PowerPoint with the right mouse button and selecting the option “Send to Back”. You can either insert the object first and then the text or vice versa.

How to wrap text around pictures and other illustrations in microsoft word

Another way to wrap text in PowerPoint is to drag the whole text box close to the shape.

Press the space or back key on the keyboard as many times as you need, to move the text in the text box so it fits right to the shape. You need to repeat the process for every line of the text.

How to wrap text around a table in PowerPoint

How to wrap text around pictures and other illustrations in microsoft word

To wrap the text around a table, you need to use a wider text box above and under the table. If you want to have next on the left and right side of the table, use narrow box.

The process is the same as for the circle shape, you can manually drag the text box and move text by pressing space or back key on the keyboard. The main difference is the text box, that has to be wider or narrower depending on which side of the table you want to put text.

The good news is that you can easily change the text box, by dragging it left or right, up or down, it can look narrow or wide. If you want to have text on the right or left side of the box, go to Insert menu and insert a table. When you select to insert a table, the next step is to click on the area where you want to add textbox and drag it with the left mouse button.

If your text font is too big and the text box small, you need to change font so the text fits in the box. Select the whole text and a small window will pop up where you can play with text settings and change font.

Wrapping text around an image in PowerPoint

How to wrap text around pictures and other illustrations in microsoft word

When you insert an image in PowerPoint presentation, it might happen that it overlaps with your text. To fix this problem, do this before adding the text:

  • press Shift-ENTER on the keyboard to add a line break

This will prevent the text from overlapping with the image.

If text stills overlaps, make additional lines in it by hitting the Enter key for every new line. If you don’t want to have bullet point in every line of the text, hit the backspace.

Import Wrapped Text From Microsoft Word

How to wrap text around pictures and other illustrations in microsoft word

Users of PowerPoint 2013 and 2016 can import wrapped text from Word directly in PowerPoint. Start by opening a slide where you want to wrap text in PowerPoint. In the Insert menu click to insert Object.

In the list of objects, click on “create from file” and find your Word document where the wrapped text is. If you don’t have it, choose other option to “create a new file” and select the corresponding version of Word.

Now click OK and the new window will open, that will be your Word document. In that window insert the image and text. You can click on the image with the right mouse button and select the option to wrap text tight. After that, you will see the PowerPoint slide and how the text is wrapped around the image/object. If you need to make changes again, open again the Word window and make necessary changes.

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When you insert a drawing object or graphic a “drawing canvas” is placed around it for you.
The drawing canvas is intended to help you arrange your drawings in a document and it works well if your drawing consist of several shapes.
You can switch this off from (Tools > Options)(General tab)(Automatically create drawing canvas when inserting AutoShapes

To link a worksheet cell range into a Word copy. Copy the cells. In Word select (Edit > Paste Special) select “Formatted Text (RTF)” and “Paste as link” This will display the numbers in a table form.
The best way to copy and paste an Excel chart into Word is ??
To link a worksheet cell range and just display the numbers, no table. Select (Edit > Paste Special) select “Microsoft Excel Worksheet Object” and “Paste as link” You are not able to format the table in Word with this method.
There is a restriction to how much data you can copy and paste from Excel into Word using the clipboard (what is it ??)

If you are inserting several shapes it will probably be worth adding a drawing canvas
(Insert Tab, Shapes > New Drawing Canvas)
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When the drawing canvas is active the Drawing Tools – Format Tab is displayed
The items from the toolbar has been added to the shortcut menu.

When does it appear ?

When you insert any Autoshapes (2003)
(lines, connectors, basic shapes, block arrows, flowchart, stas & banners, callouts)
Basically anything from the Drawing toolbar (excluding wordart, diagrams and org charts, clip art, pictures)
It appears automatically when you are about to draw an AutoShape you can press (Ctrl + Z), Del or Esc to remove the canvas without turning off your shape selection.
This was you can add the shape directly to the document.

Check your Options

(Tools > Options)(General tab, “Automatically create drawing canvas when inserting Autoshapes”)
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The default in 2002 and 2003 was to have it ticked
In 2007 and 2010 this is unticked by default.

When is the Drawing Canvas needed ?

Designed to help you organise your drawing objects
Useful when you are creating a drawing that contains several individual objects when a group of shapes are contained in a single drawing canvas they are easier to manage
For 1 or 2 independent objects it has little use.
When you are using connectors between shapes Connector lines are only available inside a drawing canvas.

Inserting a Drawing Canvas

2007 – Insert tab, Shapes drop-down, New Drawing Canvas
2003 – Insert > Picture > New Drawing
A blue outline will appear around your drawing canvas
You can move and resize the canvas in the normal way
By default the drawing canvas has no border or background and is positioned “inline” with your text.

Drawing Canvas Toolbar

Fit Drawing To Contents –
Expand Drawing –
Scale Drawing –
Text Wrapping –

Format Drawing Canvas Dialog Box
Frames are not put in drawing canvas’s when they are created from text boxes

March 29, 2016 By Admin

A SmartArt is a visual representation of the information in a word document. It includes the use of different structured diagrams & colors which provides specific meaning to the user. With the use of SmartArt feature, we can explain a complex piece of information in a much simpler way.

In this article, we’ll follow certain steps on how to insert & use “Smart Art” in Microsoft Word 2016:

Step 1:

Type “word 2016” in the Windows Search Bar located next to the Start icon. Click on the first option provided.

How to wrap text around pictures and other illustrations in microsoft word

Step 2:

Click on “Insert” tab located at the top left corner of the “Word” window. After clicking, a ribbon toolbar will appear providing numerous options like paging options, tables, illustrations, symbols etc.

How to wrap text around pictures and other illustrations in microsoft word

In the “illustrations” section, click on “Smart Art”.

Step 3:

Choose one of the SmartArt Graphics from the left section of the “SmartArt Graphic” window.

How to wrap text around pictures and other illustrations in microsoft word

You can also select your SmartArt from the “All” List in the right section of the given window.

For instance, we’ve selected a “Basic Process” diagram which shows a progression or sequential steps in a task, process or workflow. To select this, click on “Process” located at the left section of the “SmartArt Graphic” window & select “Basic Process”. Click on “OK” to use this diagram.

How to wrap text around pictures and other illustrations in microsoft word

Step 4:

Now, type the parameters in the given “Text Pane” window which are used in this workflow.

How to wrap text around pictures and other illustrations in microsoft word

For instance, we’ve entered the basic process in the development of a software. We have included stages like Basic, Intermediate & Advanced.

Step 5:

If you need to enlarge the size of any of the boxes, click on any of the box and drag the circle icon away from the box to make it appear larger.

How to wrap text around pictures and other illustrations in microsoft word

Hence, it’ll appear like this:

Step 6:

If you wish to change the color of the boxes, click on “Change colors” and select a suitable color by clicking over it.

For instance, we’ve selected “colourful – accent colors” which has orange, grey & yellow colors respectively.

How to wrap text around pictures and other illustrations in microsoft word

Step 7:

If you wish to change color of a specific box, right click on the box & click on “Fill”.

How to wrap text around pictures and other illustrations in microsoft word

Now, select any of the themed colors by manoeuvring your cursor over it. Click on the desired color to change the current color of the box. For instance, we’ve selected blue color from the list of theme colors.

How to wrap text around pictures and other illustrations in microsoft word

Step 8:

If you wish to change outline of a specific box, right click on the box & click on “outline”. Thus, outline will provide you the list of outline colors and weight of outline colors. The larger the weight will increase the thickness of the outline.

How to wrap text around pictures and other illustrations in microsoft word

Now, select any of the theme colors by manoeuvring your cursor over it. Click on the desired color to change the current outline color of the box.

For instance, we’ve selected an outline weighting 2¼ pt. having a black themed color.

Step 9:

If you wish to change the style of a specific box, right click on the box & click on “Style”. Style changes the font color as well as the appearance of the theme color in the given box.

How to wrap text around pictures and other illustrations in microsoft word

Step 10:

If you wish to change the shape of a specific box, right click on the box & click on “Change Shape”. You can select any shape from the list of the given shapes by clicking on the desired shape.

How to wrap text around pictures and other illustrations in microsoft word

For instance, we’ve selected a “mirror imaged triangle” from the flowchart section.

Now, it’ll appear on the word page as in the given screenshot:

How to wrap text around pictures and other illustrations in microsoft word

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Git Bash and the Command Line

In our last lesson, we created a folder for our project files and installed Git. We also talked about the importance of version control and collaboration when building large projects.

This section is an introduction to the command line (also known as the terminal). At the end of this section, you should be comfortable using Git Bash, a special terminal for working with Git on Windows.

What’s the Command Line?

Modern operating systems have what we call a Graphical User Interface (GUI). nice pretty icons and fonts that convey meaning and can respond when we ‘click’ or ‘tap’ on them.

Years back (more like decades), computer programs weren’t that fanciful. Running computer programs was mostly a text-based activity – you had to type a bunch of commands into a program called a shell/terminal/command line. This required a lot of memorization, and people who learnt these programs were considered ‘professionals’. Graphical User Interface made computers more user-friendly, much easier to use.

Needless to say, most programs and software written today have a graphical interface. You use these programs by clicking on icons and buttons, and they usually come with menus and windows for writing documents, editing photos, or drawing illustrations. Microsoft Word, Photoshop and the Chrome browser are good examples.

Programs designed to run in a terminal are called command-line programs. They have no icons or buttons. You interact with these programs using commands. Git is a command-line program, although some programs now offer GUI interfaces for performing Git functions. This tutorial won’t be teaching you how to use those – learning the command line will require a more intensive effort, but is ultimately more rewarding.

Opening the Git Bash Terminal

To start Git Bash, perform the following actions

  • Click the Windows or Start icon
  • In the Programs list, open the Git folder
  • Click the option for Git Bash.

You can also type ‘git bash’ in the Start menu, and click Git Bash to start the program.

How to wrap text around pictures and other illustrations in microsoft word
If you see the screen below, we good. you’ve successfully launched the Git Bash Terminal

Working With The Terminal

A terminal (also called a shell) is a program that lets you work with command-line programs. Think of it as a robot waiting for you to give it a command to execute. You give it programs to execute by typing in commands.

The Git Bash shell is a special terminal designed to work with Windows. Below is a short tutorial to get you started using it.

Finding your way around the terminal

If you have Git Bash opened, you should see a dark, blank screen with a few characters at the top.

On the first line, there is some text written.

This would be different on your system. The first part (before the @) is my username on my PC. The part after the @ is the name of my computer. It’s not important you know what MINIGW64 means, so we can ignore that.

So, the first line follows this format

Hopefully, yours follows this format too. Let’s move on.

On the second line, we have a single character.

This is called a prompt. It’s where you will enter/type commands into the shell. We are now ready to learn a few shell commands.

Basic Shell Commands

The PWD Command

The first command you will learn is pwd. pwd is short for print working directory. The “working directory” is the folder the shell is currently residing it. This command displays the current working directory.

When you start a shell, the program takes a folder on your hard disk, and makes it its working directory. It’s similar to the ‘project folder’ in Git, a point where all work takes place.

To view your working directory, type pwd at the prompt and press Enter.

When you press Enter, the command runs and prints a result on the next line. In my case, the shell printed

The output of this command might look confusing, but it’s really easy to understand.

When you save files on your hard disk, they are not stored randomly. Rather, they are are organized in various categories using folders(directories).

Think of a folder as a container for a group of related files. The Windows OS creates a few folders by default for organization (Documents, Music, Pictures, Scans). Windows also creates a folder on the hard disk for each user. These folders and files all reside on the hard disk.

Using this information, let’s interprete the output of the pwd command.

The output of the ‘pwd’ program says (reading from right to left) I’m in a folder called ‘awaji’, which is in a folder called ‘Users’, which is stored on my hard disk, the C drive.

This means any program or command I run will use this location as a sort of reference. Let’s learn a few more commands to throw some light on this.

The LS command (or list) shows the content of the current working directory. Enter ls at the command prompt to try it.

How to wrap text around pictures and other illustrations in microsoft word

The ls command lists all the files and folders in our working directory. In my screenshot, it displays the contents of the ‘awaji’ folder.

What if we would like to change our working directory, sort of move around or navigate through the folders on our disk?

Well, there is a command for that too.

This command is also known as the ‘change directory’ command. You use it to navigate through your filesystem (hard disk). Let’s try it.

In our last example, we ran the LS command and it printed a list of all the files and folders in our working directory.

Type cd Documents to navigate to the Documents folder.

How to wrap text around pictures and other illustrations in microsoft word

Type ls to view the contents of Documents. See if you can find the Git-It folder in the list.

We now know enough about the command line to begin working with Git. In the next lesson, we will initialize our Git repo and begin to build our homepage.

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by Mary Ann Sliwa
Fall 2004 issue
T here are many ways that computers can help in the writing process. I have used the following resources with a wide range of students and hope you will find my annotations helpful if you choose to explore them.

Story Webs
Looking for a moderately priced software tool? My all-time favorite for doing story Webs is Inspiration. It is a wonderful visual tool. Students love this! Depending on the students’ level, you can stay with text, use clip art pictures of many subjects, use it as a vocabulary family exercise, or teach science (the characteristics of the three states of matter, for instance). Before purchasing, you can see samples at:

Parts of an Essay
For the more advanced students (GED or TOEFL level) who may still need repetition on the basics of topic sentences, there are well-presented exercises at www.vuw.ac.nz/llc/academic-writing/tsent1.html and the table of contents is at www.vuw.ac.nz/llc/academic-writing.

Creative Ideas
What if everything were yellow? What if the sky turned red at night? Try these exercises at www.teachersdesk.org/writwhatif.html and many other creative teaching ideas at www.teachersdesk.org/lessons.html.

Sources for Illustrations: Microsoft
A big hit with all different levels of students (and staff) is the free clip art gallery at office.microsoft.com/clipart

For example, our Intermediate ESL class read Jane Eyre in their easy readers series. They thought of one image that the novel brought to mind, found in clip art gallery , of a young girl weeping, and wrapped their own words around it. For example, they wrapped the sentence, “When I think of Jane Eyre, I think of sadness,” behind it.

MSPaint
Paint is a fun program present on most Microsoft products (Start > Programs > Accessories > Paint). Just remember to go to the Image menu first and under Attributes choose inches and look at the size of your picture before you begin to illustrate your writing. If you do this afterwards, it crops out part of your picture or prints it on 15 different sheets.

One huge hit with all levels of students is making a cartoon easily with your drawing toolbar (View > Toolbars. Make sure there is a check in front of drawing). On the Drawing toolbar, click Autoshapes > Callouts to get the cartoon balloon and double-click to type your text.

Hardware
AlphaSmarts are handy and cheap word processors. They are easy to carry around and almost indestructible. www.alphasmart.com

Learning to Type
Mavis Beacon is a great typing tutorial. The software runs about $30, available in Staples, Best Buy, Office Max, but I have had students get it for under $10 on eBay.