Placing WordArt Over Graphics

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 22, 2014)

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Jack noted that Word seems to stop him from placing a WordArt graphic over the top of a graphic already placed in a table. It seems that when he tries to do this, the WordArt appears above, below, or to the side of the existing picture, but cannot be moved over it.

The way to correct this problem is to change the way in which the WordArt graphic is created and used. Start by inserting your picture in the table, as desired, and then follow these general steps:

  1. Outside of the table, create your WordArt graphic.
  2. Right-click on the WordArt graphic and choose Format WordArt from the resulting Context menu. Word displays the Format WordArt dialog box.
  3. Make sure the Layout tab is displayed. (See Figure 1.)
  4. Figure 1. The Layout tab of the Format WordArt dialog box.

  5. Click on In Front of Text. This allows the graphic to "float" over existing text.
  6. Click Advanced. Word displays the Advanced Layout tab with the Picture Position tab selected. (See Figure 2.)
  7. Figure 2. The Picture Position tab of the Advanced Layout dialog box.

  8. Make sure the Move Object with Text check box is cleared.
  9. Make sure the Lock Anchor check box is cleared.
  10. Make sure the Allow Overlap check box is selected.
  11. Close all the dialog boxes.

You should now be able to move the WordArt graphic so that it overlaps the graphic in the table.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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