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Unread 14-11-2007, 08:12 PM   #1
Davejp
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I want to be able to click and drag to move photos

Two questions:
The only way that I can move a photo that I inserted is to push the space
bar to move right, backspace to move left, etc. I want to click and drag to
move it wherever. Please help.

Secondly, on the same subject, on a photo I just cut and pasted from another
document, I don't get the Word 2007 option of the different border styles
(oval, fuzzy edge, picture frame, thick black border, etc.). Where'd those
options go?

OK, one more. I notice that sometimes when I select a picture, the boxes on
the corners that show that the picture is selected are different than when I
select others, which have the short line at the top-middle border attached to
a small circly, for rotating I believe. Can someone explain the difference?

Thanks in advance for the help.
 
Unread 14-11-2007, 10:21 PM   #2
Daiya Mitchell
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Re: I want to be able to click and drag to move photos

I believe that the different boxes when the picture is selected (#3) is
telling you whether the picture is floating or in-line with text. Only
floating graphics can be dragged around--inline ones act like text
(#1). Not sure about your #2, but possibly those features are not
available because the picture is inline with text.

Bring up Format Picture and change the Layout or Wrapping setting.
Anything except In-line with Text is a floating graphic.

I think you can set a default setting for pasted pictures in Word 2007,
but not sure where.

Davejp wrote:
> Two questions:
> The only way that I can move a photo that I inserted is to push the space
> bar to move right, backspace to move left, etc. I want to click and drag to
> move it wherever. Please help.
>
> Secondly, on the same subject, on a photo I just cut and pasted from another
> document, I don't get the Word 2007 option of the different border styles
> (oval, fuzzy edge, picture frame, thick black border, etc.). Where'd those
> options go?
>
> OK, one more. I notice that sometimes when I select a picture, the boxes on
> the corners that show that the picture is selected are different than when I
> select others, which have the short line at the top-middle border attached to
> a small circly, for rotating I believe. Can someone explain the difference?
>
> Thanks in advance for the help.
>

 
Unread 15-11-2007, 03:39 AM   #3
Herb Tyson [MVP]
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Re: I want to be able to click and drag to move photos

#2 occurs if the document is in compatibility mode. The option for oval,
fuzzy edge, picture frame, thick black border, etc. use Office 2007 new
graphics options and aren't supported in a Word 97-2003 document. There are
other differences, too, and I can't tell from your description whether #3 is
a compatibility mode situation, too, or not.

For #1, click the Picture Tools - Format tab. From there, you can set Text
Wrapping (in the Arrange section) to something other than In line with text,
which will enable you to drag.

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com
"Daiya Mitchell" <daiyaNOSPAM@mvps.org.INVALID> wrote in message
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>I believe that the different boxes when the picture is selected (#3) is
>telling you whether the picture is floating or in-line with text. Only
>floating graphics can be dragged around--inline ones act like text (#1).
>Not sure about your #2, but possibly those features are not available
>because the picture is inline with text.
>
> Bring up Format Picture and change the Layout or Wrapping setting.
> Anything except In-line with Text is a floating graphic.
>
> I think you can set a default setting for pasted pictures in Word 2007,
> but not sure where.
>
> Davejp wrote:
>> Two questions:
>> The only way that I can move a photo that I inserted is to push the space
>> bar to move right, backspace to move left, etc. I want to click and drag
>> to move it wherever. Please help.
>>
>> Secondly, on the same subject, on a photo I just cut and pasted from
>> another document, I don't get the Word 2007 option of the different
>> border styles (oval, fuzzy edge, picture frame, thick black border,
>> etc.). Where'd those options go?
>>
>> OK, one more. I notice that sometimes when I select a picture, the boxes
>> on the corners that show that the picture is selected are different than
>> when I select others, which have the short line at the top-middle border
>> attached to a small circly, for rotating I believe. Can someone explain
>> the difference?
>>
>> Thanks in advance for the help.
>>


 
 

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