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In MS Word, how do I keep images locked in place?

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  1. bj nick

    bj nick Thread Starter

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    I have this problem and I'm not sure what the correct procedure is. In many documents I've prepared in MS Word (this is MS Word 2010- creating teaching materials, mainly), I have text on a page, then an image I insert. Sometimes the next time I come back to the document, the image has floated away. Other times, I know it's because I may have changed a couple of words, but the image will wind up halfway down the page. I figured I'd put the image in a one-cell table, but I can't seem to get that working. I know that just inserting the image on a document page cannot be the way to go for stablility and reliability.

    Can someone please tell me the simple, foolproof way to insert an image and know 100% that it will stay put?

    Thanks!
     
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    If the image is placed "In Line" then it will move with the line of text that it is inserts in.

    Change the text so it will wrap around the image then it it should stay put.
     
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    Well, the format I use really won't allow that. It wouldn't look right. Can I attach an example and show you?
     
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    Yes, you should be able to attach Word file here.

    Just make sure there is NO private data in it!
     
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    This usually works. Once you insert an image, click on the image then do:
    right click\format picture\layout\square\advanced\ & on the bottom LH side under Options click "lock anchor".
    Then hit ok\ok.

    Try it & good luck
     
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    Word, I'll try that, but here are two examples of many, of docs I've prepared where the inserted images will frequently "wander." I would appreciate anyone's advice on the best way to format these types of docs so that I know the images will stay where they've been placed. It would save a lot of hassle and tearing of hair. Thanks!
     

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    Sorry, here's the other one.
     

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    When I open these files I the following.
     

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