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Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Moving Images Behind Text.
Word allows you to place all sorts of graphic images in your documents. Many times you may want to place the images behind the text. Exactly how you do this depends on the type of images with which you are working. If you are working win an image you created by using the Drawing toolbar, you can follow these steps:
If you are using any other kind of image, perhaps one you have inserted from a graphics file, then the process is different:
It is possible at this point that your text may now be visible over the top of your image. If it is not, follow the same steps you used for the images created with the Drawing toolbar.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (698) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Moving Images Behind Text.
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