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  • Question

  • I'm struggeling with placement of a picture relative to text in a small, 1-page uncomplicated document.  I cannot fathom what is governing the placement.  I've tried setting all paragraphs to single space and zero before/after.  I've played with all of the text wrap options, including lock anchor.  When I try to set position of the picture relative to the page, etc, the picture moves, but then it moves back when I save.  I've also adjusted margins.

    Instead of randomly playing with Word user settings, I though I would ask if someone can explain the low-level behaviors of Word for me.

    Thanks!

    Dqave


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    • Moved by Liliane Teng Tuesday, October 18, 2011 9:05 AM (From:Word for Developers)
    Sunday, October 9, 2011 4:01 PM

Answers

  • HI Dave

    It would help to know a bit more in detail exactly what settings you have - although this is admittedly not necessarily straight-forward in Word due to all the different factors involved, but...

    1. What kind of text-flow formatting?
    2. Can we assume "Move with text" is turned off?
    3. Which Vertical and Horizontal options are selected?
    4. Does this document contain any section breaks? Newspaper columns?
    5. Are there any graphical objects in the document besides this one picture, such as text boxes or charts?

    One thing that does happen with Word is that documents get "corrupted". Pictures not holding where they should is often a sign that the storage area that manages pictures has gotten "shuffled", so settings don't stick.

    If you were to copy all the text except the last paragraph mark into a brand new document, is the placement of the picture more stable than in the original document?

    Please note, also, that this is actually an end-user question as no coding or programming appears to be involved in the issue. Such questions really should be asked on the "Answers" site, where you'll find many more application specialists who trouble-shoot this kind of thing. Unfortunately, I can't move discussions from MSDN to Answers:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/word


    Cindy Meister, VSTO/Word MVP
    Monday, October 10, 2011 6:32 AM

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  • HI Dave

    It would help to know a bit more in detail exactly what settings you have - although this is admittedly not necessarily straight-forward in Word due to all the different factors involved, but...

    1. What kind of text-flow formatting?
    2. Can we assume "Move with text" is turned off?
    3. Which Vertical and Horizontal options are selected?
    4. Does this document contain any section breaks? Newspaper columns?
    5. Are there any graphical objects in the document besides this one picture, such as text boxes or charts?

    One thing that does happen with Word is that documents get "corrupted". Pictures not holding where they should is often a sign that the storage area that manages pictures has gotten "shuffled", so settings don't stick.

    If you were to copy all the text except the last paragraph mark into a brand new document, is the placement of the picture more stable than in the original document?

    Please note, also, that this is actually an end-user question as no coding or programming appears to be involved in the issue. Such questions really should be asked on the "Answers" site, where you'll find many more application specialists who trouble-shoot this kind of thing. Unfortunately, I can't move discussions from MSDN to Answers:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/word


    Cindy Meister, VSTO/Word MVP
    Monday, October 10, 2011 6:32 AM
  • Hi OneDavid,

    I moved this thread to Off-Topic forum. Please repost on Answers forum as Cindy suggested for more better suggestions. It is more appropriate for this kind of issues. Thanks for your understanding.

    Have a nice day.

    Best regards


    Liliane Teng [MSFT]
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    Tuesday, October 18, 2011 9:07 AM