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Windows 7: Text box shifts its initial position.

20 Mar 2016   #1
BLUEPUPIL

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Text box shifts its initial position.

I inserted a picture in MS Word 2013, than inserted a text box over the picture. So far so good. When I edited a text located above the picture, the text box shifts its position and move on a different place. Is it possible to fix the text box permanently in its initial position? I constantly add or remove words or
sentences and each time I am obliged to trace the escaped text box and negotiate to stay on its place over the picture.


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20 Mar 2016   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

You should be able to control the flow of text by setting the Wrap, Right click on the object and select wrap, a fly-out menu will give you access to various text wrapping options left, right Etc and option to either lock the object to the position on the page or to let the object move relative to the text. You need to fix both of your objects, (text and picture Boxes), to the same place on the page and the text will then flow around the picture, when setting the options you also have options to move the objects around and re-size them to suit your needs

I've only got Word 2016 available here at the moment, but 2013 should slso work as stated or at least in a similar manner
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20 Mar 2016   #3
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Is this Youtube video any help for you as well.

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21 Mar 2016   #4
BLUEPUPIL

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you Barman58 for the suggestions. Thank you Ranger4 for the video. Let me explain in details what I am attempting to accomplish. I needed something like a logo or graphic art placed at the begging and at the end of my documents. I tried header and footer from MS Word, but they are created with different
purpose. So I drew them in appropriate software, saved them as JPEG and inserted the first one at the
beginning of the page and the second one, which was supposed to be at the end of the documents, I
inserted after few empty lines full of dots, where Iíll paste text mainly from various PDF files. In this
fashion I intend to create ready to use predefined form free of any restrictions. Over these inserted
drawings or pictures I created text boxes where specific information concerning content of
individual documents is filled. There are no issues with the text box at the beginning of the document
because it always stays on the same position and even there is no need to lock the text box in this
position. When I paste or write text between these two text boxes the picture or drawing below the text
moves at the bottom of the page emptying space for the newly added text and always lay at the end of
the document. The problem is that, the text box does not move with it. I want to fix the text box position
over the picture and to make them move ahead together as a seamless whole. Is it possible or I am
overestimating the possibilities of the leading word processor?
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21 Mar 2016   #5
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

There is an option to move with text this must be off this will lock the text box to the initial position turning this on will mean that the text box will move ahead of the text you paste in but there are better ways to lock things in place

It may be easier for you the play with an example

Attachment 383881

It's just some text with a few objects inserted no macros or anything that might be an issue - created in Word 2016

if you right click on the Border of the object and click on more wrap options or similar

you will see some options checked to lock the position of the object relative to the page, which means that the text will not move the pictures or box - you can even place a picture into it's explanatory text box if that' helpful
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21 Mar 2016   #6
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Re- reading your post I would suggest that you

insert a text box at the top of the first page and use the flow options to lock this to the top of the page and insert the picture into this box, and add the required text you can use the wrap options for the image to control the way that the text in the text box flows around the picture.

the add enough blank lines to create two new pages

on the third page create a text box with picture and text as above but lock this text box to the bottom of the page

Paste your text into the second page untill you are happy with the content then you can remove the blank lines you added to make three pages to tidy up
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21 Mar 2016   #7
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

My reply is based on using Office 2010 - I hope it is similar to what you are using.

>>> See next post from me - this didn't work well, made changes <<<

If the document is fairly simple in layout I would take a different approach. Your description of the desired end product has some unanswered questions:

> Text boxes (overlays) over images - are they static and is the text protected (not end user editable)?
> Is the body text (text between beginning and ending images) end user editable and unlimited in length, i.e., text area grows and shrinks with content? Or does the author (you) fill in the body text as needed and then publish as a protected document?
> Does any area of the body text need to overlap either of the images?
> How long (number of pages) will the published document be?

If:
> The beginning and ending images have static protected text box overlays and
> The document is at least two pages in length and
> The body text between the images does not overlay either of the images

Then I would:
> Insert the beginning image and overlay into the header and
> Insert a section break for page two and
> Insert the ending image and overlay into the footer and
> Not link the page/section headers and footers
> Adjust header and footer margins as needed
> Adjust body text area as needed

Modify my reply for a single page document by not inserting a section break - header/footer formating still applies.

Regards,
GEWB
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21 Mar 2016   #8
BLUEPUPIL

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
... create a text box with picture and text ...
It works! First insert a text box, than insert a picture in it. Barman58, Thank you. You are my MS Word Idol.
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21 Mar 2016   #9
BLUEPUPIL

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

GEWB, thank You for your efforts to help me.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
My reply is based on using Office 2010 - I hope it is similar to what you are using.
Yes Word 2010 and 2013 are similar, concerning this issue.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
Your description of the desired end product has some unanswered questions:
> Text boxes (overlays) over images - are they static and is the text protected (not end user editable)?
They are static (situated and fixed permanently on the part of the picture) and are't text protected. The text in them must be editable and free from any restrictions in the future.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
> Is the body text (text between beginning and ending images) end user editable and unlimited in length, i.e., text area grows and shrinks with content? Or does the author (you) fill in the body text as needed and then publish as a protected document?
The body text is subject to chnange at any given moment in the future and grows or deminish as a volume.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
> Does any area of the body text need to overlap either of the images?
No.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
> How long (number of pages) will the published document be?
10-15 pages.
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21 Mar 2016   #10
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

Thanks for your reply.

By "protected" I tried to indicate "can't be changed by the end user/reader" not by you the author - you can always change it.

As I understand your posts, only the first page has an image with text overlay at the beginning (at/near top of page one) and only the last page has an image with text overlay at the end (bottom of the last page) - is this correct?

>> This didn't work as planned. See next post from me. <<
If correct, the method I tried to outline would be a viable solution. I would create a template file to use for the start of each future publication/release.

If you need help just let me know.

Regards,
GEWB
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