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Old June 10th 07, 02:24 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Steve Franks[_2_]
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Default Can't select picture in table cell

When I added a picture to a table cell the default setting for text wrap was
'inline with text'. I changed this to behind text and now cannot select the
picture to adjust its position.
I would like to right justify the picture, but this option is only active
after text-wrapping has been applied. The picture cannot usually then be
selected, unless it extends outside the cell. If it overlaps the right edge
of the cell there is a pixel, or two, where the cursor turns into a four way
arrow, blink and you'll miss it.
If the picture is completely contained in the cell the cursor steadfastly
remains an I bar no matter where I move it.
Is this a known bug in Word 2007?
--
Steve Franks
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Old June 10th 07, 02:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Herb Tyson [MVP]
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Default Can't select picture in table cell

This can be difficult in Word 2003 and earlier, too. Try clicking the Select
Objects tool in the Home ribbon. This makes it easier to grab things like
pictures and other objects that have been placed into the drawing layer.

At the right end of the Home tab's ribbon, click Select - Select Objects.
This will give you a pointer that's a bit more sticky with respect to
floating objects.

You can right-click on Select Objects and add it to the Quick Access Toolbar
to make it a bit more accessible, as well.

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com


"Steve Franks" wrote in message
...
When I added a picture to a table cell the default setting for text wrap
was
'inline with text'. I changed this to behind text and now cannot select
the
picture to adjust its position.
I would like to right justify the picture, but this option is only active
after text-wrapping has been applied. The picture cannot usually then be
selected, unless it extends outside the cell. If it overlaps the right
edge
of the cell there is a pixel, or two, where the cursor turns into a four
way
arrow, blink and you'll miss it.
If the picture is completely contained in the cell the cursor steadfastly
remains an I bar no matter where I move it.
Is this a known bug in Word 2007?
--
Steve Franks


  #3  
Old June 11th 07, 12:35 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Steve Franks[_2_]
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Posts: 6
Default Can't select picture in table cell

Thanks, that makes life much easier.
--
Steve Franks


"Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:

This can be difficult in Word 2003 and earlier, too. Try clicking the Select
Objects tool in the Home ribbon. This makes it easier to grab things like
pictures and other objects that have been placed into the drawing layer.

At the right end of the Home tab's ribbon, click Select - Select Objects.
This will give you a pointer that's a bit more sticky with respect to
floating objects.

You can right-click on Select Objects and add it to the Quick Access Toolbar
to make it a bit more accessible, as well.

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com


"Steve Franks" wrote in message
...
When I added a picture to a table cell the default setting for text wrap
was
'inline with text'. I changed this to behind text and now cannot select
the
picture to adjust its position.
I would like to right justify the picture, but this option is only active
after text-wrapping has been applied. The picture cannot usually then be
selected, unless it extends outside the cell. If it overlaps the right
edge
of the cell there is a pixel, or two, where the cursor turns into a four
way
arrow, blink and you'll miss it.
If the picture is completely contained in the cell the cursor steadfastly
remains an I bar no matter where I move it.
Is this a known bug in Word 2007?
--
Steve Franks


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Old September 1st 09, 03:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
SuzieDWong
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Default Can't select picture in a word 2007 document

My picture in Word 2007 is behind the text and will not select even using the
tip. It may be in the header and acting as a watermark but whatever it will
not select. I tried sending text backward and that does not work. The
drawing toolbar is not active because it does not recognise the picture
exists. Help!

"Steve Franks" wrote:

Thanks, that makes life much easier.
--
Steve Franks


"Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:

This can be difficult in Word 2003 and earlier, too. Try clicking the Select
Objects tool in the Home ribbon. This makes it easier to grab things like
pictures and other objects that have been placed into the drawing layer.

At the right end of the Home tab's ribbon, click Select - Select Objects.
This will give you a pointer that's a bit more sticky with respect to
floating objects.

You can right-click on Select Objects and add it to the Quick Access Toolbar
to make it a bit more accessible, as well.

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com


"Steve Franks" wrote in message
...
When I added a picture to a table cell the default setting for text wrap
was
'inline with text'. I changed this to behind text and now cannot select
the
picture to adjust its position.
I would like to right justify the picture, but this option is only active
after text-wrapping has been applied. The picture cannot usually then be
selected, unless it extends outside the cell. If it overlaps the right
edge
of the cell there is a pixel, or two, where the cursor turns into a four
way
arrow, blink and you'll miss it.
If the picture is completely contained in the cell the cursor steadfastly
remains an I bar no matter where I move it.
Is this a known bug in Word 2007?
--
Steve Franks


  #5  
Old September 1st 09, 04:09 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Graham Mayor
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Default Can't select picture in a word 2007 document

If you think the image may be in the header, did you open the header view
before attempting to select it with the 'Select' tool on the home tab?

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org



SuzieDWong wrote:
My picture in Word 2007 is behind the text and will not select even
using the tip. It may be in the header and acting as a watermark but
whatever it will not select. I tried sending text backward and that
does not work. The drawing toolbar is not active because it does not
recognise the picture exists. Help!

"Steve Franks" wrote:

Thanks, that makes life much easier.
--
Steve Franks


"Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:

This can be difficult in Word 2003 and earlier, too. Try clicking
the Select Objects tool in the Home ribbon. This makes it easier to
grab things like pictures and other objects that have been placed
into the drawing layer.

At the right end of the Home tab's ribbon, click Select - Select
Objects. This will give you a pointer that's a bit more sticky with
respect to floating objects.

You can right-click on Select Objects and add it to the Quick
Access Toolbar to make it a bit more accessible, as well.

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com


"Steve Franks" wrote in
message ...
When I added a picture to a table cell the default setting for
text wrap was
'inline with text'. I changed this to behind text and now cannot
select the
picture to adjust its position.
I would like to right justify the picture, but this option is only
active after text-wrapping has been applied. The picture cannot
usually then be selected, unless it extends outside the cell. If
it overlaps the right edge
of the cell there is a pixel, or two, where the cursor turns into
a four way
arrow, blink and you'll miss it.
If the picture is completely contained in the cell the cursor
steadfastly remains an I bar no matter where I move it.
Is this a known bug in Word 2007?
--
Steve Franks



  #6  
Old September 1st 09, 06:36 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
SuzieDWong
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Posts: 2
Default Can't select picture in a word 2007 document

Thank you Graham
That worked - going about it the wrong way obviously!
Suz

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

If you think the image may be in the header, did you open the header view
before attempting to select it with the 'Select' tool on the home tab?

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org



SuzieDWong wrote:
My picture in Word 2007 is behind the text and will not select even
using the tip. It may be in the header and acting as a watermark but
whatever it will not select. I tried sending text backward and that
does not work. The drawing toolbar is not active because it does not
recognise the picture exists. Help!

"Steve Franks" wrote:

Thanks, that makes life much easier.
--
Steve Franks


"Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:

This can be difficult in Word 2003 and earlier, too. Try clicking
the Select Objects tool in the Home ribbon. This makes it easier to
grab things like pictures and other objects that have been placed
into the drawing layer.

At the right end of the Home tab's ribbon, click Select - Select
Objects. This will give you a pointer that's a bit more sticky with
respect to floating objects.

You can right-click on Select Objects and add it to the Quick
Access Toolbar to make it a bit more accessible, as well.

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com


"Steve Franks" wrote in
message ...
When I added a picture to a table cell the default setting for
text wrap was
'inline with text'. I changed this to behind text and now cannot
select the
picture to adjust its position.
I would like to right justify the picture, but this option is only
active after text-wrapping has been applied. The picture cannot
usually then be selected, unless it extends outside the cell. If
it overlaps the right edge
of the cell there is a pixel, or two, where the cursor turns into
a four way
arrow, blink and you'll miss it.
If the picture is completely contained in the cell the cursor
steadfastly remains an I bar no matter where I move it.
Is this a known bug in Word 2007?
--
Steve Franks




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Old November 30th 10, 05:21 PM
cdnaegirl cdnaegirl is offline
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I have another solution when none of these worked for me. I went to the Table Tools "Layout" ribbon tab and in the Alignment section, I clicked on "Cell Margins". I changed the margins enough so that the picture overlapped into 2 cells. I was then able to select it. Took some trial and error but it worked for me.

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Originally Posted by SuzieDWong View Post
Thank you Graham
That worked - going about it the wrong way obviously!
Suz

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

If you think the image may be in the header, did you open the header view
before attempting to select it with the 'Select' tool on the home tab?

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org



SuzieDWong wrote:
My picture in Word 2007 is behind the text and will not select even
using the tip. It may be in the header and acting as a watermark but
whatever it will not select. I tried sending text backward and that
does not work. The drawing toolbar is not active because it does not
recognise the picture exists. Help!

"Steve Franks" wrote:

Thanks, that makes life much easier.
--
Steve Franks


"Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:

This can be difficult in Word 2003 and earlier, too. Try clicking
the Select Objects tool in the Home ribbon. This makes it easier to
grab things like pictures and other objects that have been placed
into the drawing layer.

At the right end of the Home tab's ribbon, click Select - Select
Objects. This will give you a pointer that's a bit more sticky with
respect to floating objects.

You can right-click on Select Objects and add it to the Quick
Access Toolbar to make it a bit more accessible, as well.

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com


"Steve Franks" wrote in
message ...
When I added a picture to a table cell the default setting for
text wrap was
'inline with text'. I changed this to behind text and now cannot
select the
picture to adjust its position.
I would like to right justify the picture, but this option is only
active after text-wrapping has been applied. The picture cannot
usually then be selected, unless it extends outside the cell. If
it overlaps the right edge
of the cell there is a pixel, or two, where the cursor turns into
a four way
arrow, blink and you'll miss it.
If the picture is completely contained in the cell the cursor
steadfastly remains an I bar no matter where I move it.
Is this a known bug in Word 2007?
--
Steve Franks



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Old April 13th 12, 03:44 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cdnaegirl View Post
I have another solution when none of these worked for me. I went to the Table Tools "Layout" ribbon tab and in the Alignment section, I clicked on "Cell Margins". I changed the margins enough so that the picture overlapped into 2 cells. I was then able to select it. Took some trial and error but it worked for me.
It may be in the header and acting as a watermark but whatever it will not select.
 




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