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Fine-tune text wrapping

The Text Wrapping tab of the Advanced Layout dialog box

Further text-wrapping options are available on the Text Wrapping tab of the Advanced Layout dialog box.

There are a few ways to fine-tune your text wrapping. On the Layout tab, click the Advanced button to open the Advanced Layout dialog box. On the Text Wrapping tab, the first thing you'll see is that there are two more text-wrapping styles:

  • Through is similar to Tight, but if the graphic has an open space in it, the text continues through the open space.
  • Top and bottom places the graphic with a full line of text just above its topmost part and a full line of text just below its bottommost part, with no text on either side.

It's also possible to specify the distance between the text and the edge of the graphic. Obviously, this is only possible with wrapping styles where the text goes around the graphic. For example, this option is not available with In front of text because the graphic lies on top of whatever text is there.

If you need supreme accuracy when using a wrapping style where the text goes around the picture, select the graphic, click the Text Wrapping button Button image on the Picture toolbar, and then click Edit Wrap Points. The graphic will then be surrounded with small squares that you can drag to adjust exactly where the text wraps around the graphic. You'll see how to do this in the practice session.

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