If you have an image in a Google Doc, and you want to wrap the text around it so that there is text above, below, and to the side of it, you’re in the right place. Because in this article, that’s exactly what I’m going to show you how to do.
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How To Wrap Text Around A Picture In Google Docs
Before you can begin wrapping the text around your image, you’ll actually need to make sure it is less wide than the document, or else you won’t be able to wrap the text around it because there will be no room for the text.
So if your image is currently less than the entire width of your document, you can simply proceed to the next step. But if it is taking up the entire with of the document like mine is:
You’ll need to click on the image so that it’s selected, and then drag it in from any of the corners to make it a more suitable size.
Now it will be much smaller so that the text can fit around it, but the text still won’t be wrapped around it. So to wrap the text around the image, you’ll need to click on the image so that it’s selected.
And then, in the box that appears below the image, you’ll just need to click on the icon second from the left that says “Wrap Text” when you hover over it.
And then, the text will be wrapped around the image!
How To Change The Image Position
So, if you followed the steps above, you will now have the text wrapped around the image with the image aligned to the left. But if you want the image to be aligned to the right, or even in the center of the document, all you have to do is click and drag it to either the center f the page:
Or the right hand side of the page:
And all the text will automatically shuffle to stay wrapped around it correctly.
How To Change The Image Margin
If you feel like the text is a bit too close to the image (or too far away), you can actually adjust the image margin to make the gap between the image and the text bigger or smaller.
To do this, you’ll just need to click on the image so that it’s selected, and then, in the box that appears below the image, you’ll need to click on the drop-down menu that says 1/8″ margin.
And now, you’ll be able to either choose a margin from the preset options in the drop-down menu, or choose to set a custom margin if you want something very custom.
If you choose something very small (like 0 inches), the text and the image will be practically touching:
Or, if you choose something very big (like 1 inch), there will be quite a large gap:
I usually find something like 3/8″ works best as it gives the text and the image a good amount of separation without adding absurd amounts of blank space into your document:
Now that you’ve got your image in the position you want it, and the text wrapped around the image with the margin you want, the last setting you might want to adjust is the “Position Options”.
If you click on your image so that it’s selected, in the box that appears, you’ll see a drop-down menu that says “Move with text”.
And if you click on that menu, you’ll have the option to change it to “Fix position on page”.
What these options essentially mean, is if you leave it set to “Move with text”, and then you add extra text somewhere on the page above the image, the image will shuffle down the page so that it stays with the text it’s currently with.
But, if you set it to “Fix position on page”, and you add more text somewhere above the image, the image will stay in the same position it’s currently in, and all the text will be pushed down past it.
It’s up to you which option you choose, but “Move with text” is probably going to be the best option if the image is only relevant to the text it’s currently with. While “Fix position on page” will probably be best if the image is relevant to the whole document, and you just want to make sure it stays in its current position on the page.
And that’s all there is to it, you now know not only how to wrap text around an image, but also how to adjust the image positioning so that it fits perfectly into your document.