Freely Move Word Images

When you insert a photo or some clipart into Microsoft Word, you might have noticed that the photo snaps inline with the text meaning you can’t drag it into position.

inline image microsoft word

It would be better to be able to move the image freely around the page. To do this, you need to change text wrap settings on the image. Once you’ve inserted your image, click on it, then select your ‘format picture’ ribbon tab.

Click ‘text wrap’, then select ‘square’ from the drop down menu. This means Word will wrap any text squarely around the image.

change text wrap settings microsoft word

Now, you can click and drag your photo into position.

image in microsoft word