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I am working in Word. I am trying to put 40 pictures on a

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I am working in Word. I am trying to put 40 pictures on a page, align them and put names under each picture. I can import the picture but can not move it after I paste it? I could do it for a while and then lost that ability. How do I get it back?

I have done the same thing in Excel. There are a few pictures I want to turn slightly and I can't do that in Excel.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  Jess M. replied 5 years ago.
Hi, welcome to My name is Jess and I am happy to assist you today.

There are 2 options in inserting a picture in MS Word.

  1. Copy and Pasting (like what you did)
  2. Inserting through the Insert menu


When you copy and paste, the text wrapping is by default set to "In Line with Text". That is causing the picture not to move when you drag and drop.


Please do the following:


  1. Right click on the picture
  2. Point to Text Wrapping
  3. Then choose either "Through", "Behind Text" or "In Front of Text"
  4. Then the picture will then be movable.


Here is my screen shot:



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