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Old March 10th 05, 04:37 PM
maarten lemmens
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Hello,

For quite some time, to my great annoyance, I've been
having trouble with drawings and figures in Word, getting
them positioned where I want them. As I'm mostly editing
academic prose, the thing I want is usually quite simple:
position the image somewhere on the page, with text above
and below, and followed by a caption ("Figure 5:
blablabla"). I've noticed that things are easier when I
put my drawings (made by the built-in drawing tool) in a
drawing frame (Insert, New drawing) that has the same
width as the text, and I choose for the layout of the
frame "Advanced" and then "above and below". There are two
recurrent problems that I experience with this:
(1) sometimes, when I want to move the image a bit (for
whatever reason) it either seems to disappear (I can't
find it anywhere anymore) or positions itself at the top
of the page, and I cannot change its position.
(2) recently, another problem has manifested istelf in a
mster document with dynamiqu links to individual chapter
fiels. While all is fine in the individual chapter files,
some of my figures (once again, simple drawings made with
the built-in drawin tool) simply disappear in a master
document. I can put them back in but they disappear after
each update, even after having drilled the changes to the
individual file.

I have no clue as to why this happens and why it only
happens with some figures, and not with others that seem
to have the same formatting.

I need to hand in my document urgently, so any help would
be much appreciated.

Best,
-Maarten.
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Old March 17th 05, 12:11 PM
Cindy M -WordMVP-
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Hi Maarten,

the thing I want is usually quite simple:
position the image somewhere on the page, with text above
and below, and followed by a caption ("Figure 5:
blablabla").

Word 2002 or 2003, right?

What about if you
- right-click the Drawing object
- choose "format" command
- in the Layout tab, select the "in line with the text"
option

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun
8 2004)
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