Microsoft Word: Using a Table to Anchor a Photo

Placing photos in Word can be notoriously difficult. One trick is to use tables to position images.

How to insert a photo into a table:

  • From the Insert Tab, in the Tables group, create a one column, one row table.row_table
  • Click in the first row of the table.
  • From the Insert Tab, in the Illustrations group click Picture and select the image to be inserted.
  • Resize the image.
  • Resize the Table to fit the image.
  • Right click on the table and select Table Properties.
  • In the Table Properties dialog box select the Text wrapping Around.
  • Click on the Positioning button.table_property
  • The Table Positioning dialog box will open. You can then determine exactly where you want the table with the image to be located on the page.
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