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Keep a floating graphic in place

The Picture Position tab of the Advanced Layout dialog box

Keep your graphic in place by using the options on the Picture Position tab of the Advanced Layout dialog box.

You've read all about floating graphics, but how do you keep the pesky things where you want them? The key to getting them to stay put is positioning them accurately.

Use the options on the Picture Position tab of the Advanced Layout dialog box to position your floating graphic. You can select the vertical or horizontal position (or both) either by aligning or by absolute position.

You can position with respect to various features; margins, page, paragraph, and character are some of the options.

For example, imagine writing a newsletter in which you want a particular picture to remain with the related story. In this case, you would position the picture relative to a related paragraph. But if you wanted a picture to stay on the first page regardless of any text being moved around, you would position the picture relative to the page.

Note    If you've already selected a horizontal alignment in the Format Picture dialog box, those settings will show up here and you can easily change them.

If you want to keep a graphic with a certain section of text, you should select the Move object with text check box.

Tip    You can quickly align floating graphics by clicking Draw on the Drawing toolbar, then clicking Align or Distribute, and then clicking the positioning that you want.

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