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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 Object Anchors.
An object anchor is an indicator that shows the document paragraph with which a floating object is associated. You can see where object anchors are located by following these steps:
Once you place a picture or other object in your document, you may want to change the paragraph to which it is anchored. To move the object anchor, follow these steps:
Moving an object anchor doesn't necessarily move the object associated with the anchor. Instead, Word adjusts the positioning information for the object. If you want to actually move the object's position, you need to displays the object's Format dialog box and change the settings on the Position tab.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1440) 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 Object Anchors.
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