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Office 2007 Bible by Lisa A. Bucki, Gavin Powell, Michael R. Irwin, Peter G. Aitken, Michael R. Groh, Cary N. Prague, Faithe Wempen, Herb Tyson, John Walkenbach

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Manipulation 101

Now that you’ve got those pictures, what are you going to do with them? Word 2007 provides a number of cool new tools that really expand your presentation options. What you can do with pictures depends on how they “live” in the Word document. We’ll look at the various wrapping options and their implications, and then move on to working with pictures, knowing that there are some constraints. Keep in mind also that this discussion is about working with Word 2007 format documents. If we were to deal with Word 97–2003 format, this book might need another 900 pages because the methods are so different.

Wrapping

Wrapping is the term used to classify the various ways in which pictures (as well as other graphics) are used in a Word document. It helps to understand that a Word document has several different layers. Where you normally compose text is called the text layer. There are also drawing layers that are both in front of and behind the text layer. A graphic inserted in front of the text layer will cover text up, unless the graphic is semi-transparent, in which case it will modify the view of the text. Graphics inserted behind the text layer act as a backdrop, or background, for the text.

Additionally, there is the header and footer layer. This is where headers and footers reside. This area is behind the text area. If you place a graphic into a header or footer, the graphic will appear behind the text. Dim graphics placed in the header/footer layer often serve as ...

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