How to insert and move a picture in Microsoft Word 2016

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Inserting images into a word file exemplifies the true meaning of the word document. It helps the document to be more artistic as it includes images and drawings. With the help of images the word document can be better understood. Whenever we want to insert a photo / image into a word document, we can copy-paste the image from any directory to the word file but inserting it through the conventional method must be preferred.

In this article, we will follow some steps on how to insert and move picture from computer in Microsoft Word 2016:

Step 1:

Type “word 2016” into the Windows search bar located next to the Start icon. Click on the first option provided.

Step 2:

Click the "Insert" tab located in the upper left corner of the "Word" window. After clicking, a ribbon toolbar will appear which provides numerous options such as page options, tables, illustrations, symbols etc. Click on "Pictures".

Step 3:

After clicking, a window will open on the desktop that will ask you to insert any image according to your choice. To select the desired image, click on it and click the "Insert" button located at the bottom of the window. You can also select multiple images at the same time. For example, we have selected "birthday candles".

Step 4:

Now, the image is placed on the word page. You can reduce / enlarge the size of the image by clicking on the “circle” icon located in all corners of the image. Dragging these icons "towards" and "away" from the image will make it "smaller" and "larger" respectively.

You can also rotate the image 360 ​​° using the “rotate” icon located at the top of the image. Click the icon and drag the cursor in the desired direction to rotate the image.

Step 4:

If you need different placement of text and images, you can try the “Layout Options”. The layout options consist of features such as placement, text arrangement, and image size.

To use this option, click on the “arc” icon located on the right side of the image.

You can choose various layout options from the icons. If you would like to have a layout other than the default layouts, click the “View More” button.

Step 5:

The "see more" button opens the layout properties window. You can create a custom layout with different horizontal and vertical alignments.

After defining all alignments and other options, click "OK" to complete the process.

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