In your Google Docs documents, you can move and place your images wherever you want. You can also change how the text appears around your images. The trick is making it look good, and we’ll show you how.
On your desktop computer, like Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook, use the Google Docs website to change your images’ position.
Start by launching a web browser on your computer and accessing Google Docs. There, open the document in which you want to move images.
On the document’s editing screen, click the image that you want to move.
You can now drag and drop to move your image. To do so, press and hold down your mouse’s left button, drag the image, and drop it in its desired location.
You can change the layout of the text that surrounds your image so the document looks good overall. To do that, select your image and you will see various icons. Hover your cursor over an icon to see its name.
The options you can choose from are:
- In Line: To keep both your image and your text on the same line, select this option.
- Wrap Text: This option wraps your text around your photo.
- Break Text: This option ensures the text is only above or below your image, but not on the right or left side of the image.
- Behind Text: This shows your text on top of the image.
- In Front of Text: This option places your image on top of your text, which basically hides the text where you put your image.
After making your choice, select measurement options from the drop-down menus that open next to the above options.
And that’s how you reposition the images in your Google Docs documents. Very useful!
On a mobile device like iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, use the Google Docs app to move your images around in your documents.
To do so, first, launch the Google Docs app on your phone. Select the document in which your images are located, then tap the edit document icon.
If you use an Android phone, tap the image you want to move and then tap “Text Wrap” at the bottom (second last icon).
Don’t select an option from the menu that opens yet. Instead, use your fingers to drag your image and drop it to its new location.
If you are on an iPhone or iPad, you do not have to open the “Text Wrap” menu. You can directly drag the image and drop it wherever you want in the document.
To manage the layout of the text surrounding your image, use the “Text Wrap” menu. Select an option from the menu and Docs will adjust the text’s position accordingly.
And that’s how you put your images at their desired locations in your documents.
Want to move pictures around in Word documents? There’s a way to do that, too.
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