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Floating graphics and keeping them in place

Two document layers

A floating graphic exists on a different layer from text.

Keeping your graphic exactly where you want it involves specifying how the graphic and text interact. The first step in understanding this process is knowing about floating graphics.

In your Word document there are multiple layers, including a text layer and a graphics layer. Text and objects that act like text, such as inline graphics, reside in the text layer. By contrast, a graphic that resides in the graphics layer can be moved independently of the text.

Once you have a floating graphic, there's a vast array of positioning options available to you.

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