How to put picture in corner of Word document

Download Article A step-by-step guide to adding a picture or image to Word Written by Nicole Levine, MFA Last Updated: May 26, 2022

How to put picture in corner of Word document

Download Article A step-by-step guide to adding a picture or image to Word  Written by Nicole Levine, MFA

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This article was written by Nicole Levine, MFA. Nicole Levine is a Technology Writer and Editor for wikiHow. She has more than 20 years of experience creating technical documentation and leading support teams at major web hosting and software companies. Nicole also holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Portland State University and teaches composition, fiction-writing, and zine-making at various institutions.

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Whether you're working on a hefty research project or a friendly holiday greeting card, adding images to your Word document can really add value to your project.  This wikiHow teaches you how to insert an image into a Microsoft Word document using both Windows and macOS.

Steps

Method 1Method 1 of 2:Windows

1Click the place in your document where you want to insert the picture. Word's insertion cursor, a vertical blinking bar, will appear at this point. When you insert the image, its bottom-left corner will be at this point.

  • This method works for all modern versions of Word beginning with Word 2016. You can also use it as a guide for earlier versions of Windows, although there will be fewer tools and features.

2Click the Insert menu. It's near the top of Word between "Home" and "Draw" (or "Home" and "Design" in some versions).

3Click the Pictures tool. It's in the "Illustrations" section of the toolbar running along the top of Word. Some location options will appear. If you're using Word 2019 or later, a menu will expand. If you're using Word 2016 or earlier, your file browser will appear.

4Select the location where you saved your photo.

  • Word 2019 or later:
  • Click This Device if the picture is on your computer.
  • Click Stock Images to select a free stock image from Microsoft's collection.
  • Click Online Pictures to use Bing's image search to find photos on the web.
  • If the photo is on your OneDrive, select Online Pictures and click OneDrive at the bottom-left corner.
  • Word 2016:
  • If the picture is on your computer, simply navigate to it in the file browser.
  • If you want to search for a photo online or insert one from Facebook, Flickr, or your OneDrive, close the file browser and click the Online Pictures icon next to the "Pictures" in the toolbar. You can then select an image from Bing image search, Flickr, or Facebook.
  • If the picture is on your OneDrive, click Online Pictures instead of Pictures and click Browse next to "OneDrive."

5Select the image you want to insert. When you find the picture, click it once to select it.

  • If you're selecting from stock images or online images, you can click multiple pictures to add more than one.
  • If you're choosing files from your computer and want to add more than one picture, hold the Ctrl button down as you click each image.

6Click Insert. It'll be near the bottom-right corner of the window no matter where you've selected your image(s).

7Resize the picture. If you want to increase or reduce the picture's size, click it once to select it, and then drag any of the corner circles in or out.[1] X Trustworthy Source Microsoft Support Technical support and product information from Microsoft. Go to source

  • You can also specify the size if you want. Double-click the picture to open the Picture Format tab at the top, and then set your desired measurements next to "Height" and "Width."

8Use the curved arrow at the top of the picture to rotate it. It's above the dot at the top-center part of the picture. To rotate, place the mouse cursor over the curved arrow, and then click and drag the cursor left or right until you're satisfied.

9Double-click the picture to access more editing tools. This opens the "Picture Format" (2019 and later) or "Format" (2016) tab at the top of Word. On this tab, you can:

  • On the "Arrange" panel in the top-right area, click Wrap Text to choose how to situate the picture in blocks of text. You can also set alignment preferences here.
  • To crop the picture, click the Crop tool in the "Size" panel at the top-right corner.
  • The "Adjust" panel near the top-left corner has additional tools for background removal, color effects, and corrections.
  • To add a border or effect around the picture, select one of the "Picture Styles" at the center of the Format bar, or choose any of the other options in the section to have more control over the style.

Method 2Method 2 of 2:macOS

1Click the place in your document where you'd like to insert a picture. This places the cursor at that location.

2Click the Insert tab. It's at the top of Word between the "Home" and "Design" or "Home" and "Draw" tabs.

3Click the Pictures icon. It's on the toolbar that runs along the top of Word. Look for an icon of a green mountain with a yellow sun between "Tables" and "Shapes."

4Click Photo Browser or Picture from File. If you want to browse images in your Mac's Photos app, use Photo Browser. To select an image file using Finder, choose Picture from File.

5Insert the picture into the document. If you're using the Photo Browser option, simply drag the photo into your document. If you're using Picture from File, select the image and click Insert.

6Resize the picture. If you want to increase or reduce the picture's size, click the image to select it, and then do one of the following:

  • To maintain the picture's proportions so it doesn't stretch or warp, hold down the Shift key as you drag any of the sizing handles (the circles) inward or outward.[2] X Trustworthy Source Microsoft Support Technical support and product information from Microsoft. Go to source
  • To keep the image's center in place as you resize, hold down the Option key as you drag the handles.
  • You can also specify a size. Double-click the Picture to open the Picture Format tab, then enter your desired measurements next to "Height" and "Width."

7Drag the curved arrow at the top of the picture to rotate it. It's above the dot at the top-center edge of the picture. Just place the mouse cursor over the curved arrow, and then click and drag it left or right until it's correct.

8Double-click the picture to access more editing tools. This opens the "Picture Format" tab at the top of Word, which has a bunch of editing features, including the ability to remove the background and add styles.

  • Click Corrections near the top-left corner to correct lighting and color problems.
  • Click Artistic Effects to play around with filters, and Transparency to make the picture more see-through.
  • To crop the picture, click the Crop tool next to the height and width controls.
  • Click Wrap Text to choose how to situate the picture in blocks of text, and use Align and Position to ensure correct placement.
  • Click Quick Styles to choose pre-styled borders, shadows, and other options.

Community Q&A

  • Question How do I take screenshots?

Community Answer On a Mac, shift command 3 to screenshot the whole screen. If you want to take a screenshot of a certain area on the screen, press shift command 4. On a Windows PC, press control and print screen at the same time, then you can paste the image into Paint or Microsoft Word.

  • Question When I insert several photos on an age in a Word document, the photos often won't stay in place. How do I stop the photos from bumping each other around?

Community Answer You can right-click the image, hold the cursor over the "Wrap Text" menu option, and select an option from the list that is NOT "In Line with Text" (usually selected by default), such as "Tight" or "Behind/In Front of Text." Then you should be able to move the image freely around the page.

  • Question How do I format images in a Word document?

Community Answer Try double-tapping the photo. A photo format menu should come up on the right side.

  • Question Why do my pictures change places when I save my Word document as a PDF?

Community Answer To avoid this, choose Lock Anchor under Picture Position in Advanced Layout.

  • Question How do I delete a photo?

Community Answer Highlight the photo you want to delete. Then, on the dialog box, select 'delete' and press the enter key to delete it.

  • Question I've been inserting photos into Word documents for years but suddenly, the photo shows up with a  line along the bottom of the picture box rather than the entire photo. What happened?

Community Answer Did you move or remove the actual photos? Word doesn't actually put your photos into your document. It only places a pointer (which is what you are seeing now). if you move them, the doc can no longer find them.

  • Question How can I create hyperlinks?

Community Answer Highlight the link, then right-click. Click on "copy," then paste the link on the document. After you've done that, press "Enter."

  • Question When I insert a picture, I would like it to insert a picture with a specific size every time. How do I lock it into place without changing the size constantly?

Community Answer Insert photo templates -- can be any photo -- into the document. Size and position the photos as you want and save the document as a template. Right click on the photo, and you'll get an option to "replace photo". Follow the prompts.

  • Question How do you attach several pictures to a document?

Community Answer You can just take the pictures from clip-art or keep uploading them from your gallery.

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Tips

  • Other photo modification features available in newer versions of Microsoft Word include the ability to add borders, cutout styles, shadows, beveled edges, glows, and drop shadows.
  • Adding photos to your Word document increases its size.
  • When you crop a picture, the actual cropped part of the picture is hidden, not removed; unless you check the "Delete Cropped Areas of Pictures" box in the "Compression Settings" dialog box. Any compressed pictures with their cropped areas deleted cannot be restored to their original appearance.

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References

  1. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/insert-pictures-3c51edf4-22e1-460a-b372-9329a8724344#ID0EABAAA=Windows_newer_versions
  2. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/change-the-size-of-a-picture-shape-text-box-or-wordart-98929cf6-8eab-4d20-87e9-95f2d33c1dde#ID0EABAAA=macOS

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Written by: Nicole Levine, MFA wikiHow Technology Writer This article was written by Nicole Levine, MFA. Nicole Levine is a Technology Writer and Editor for wikiHow. She has more than 20 years of experience creating technical documentation and leading support teams at major web hosting and software companies. Nicole also holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Portland State University and teaches composition, fiction-writing, and zine-making at various institutions.  This article has been viewed 604,183 times.   Co-authors:  13 Updated: May 26, 2022 Views:604,183 Categories: Microsoft Word Article SummaryX

1. Click the place you want to insert the image.
2. Click the Insert tab.
3. Click Pictures.
4. Choose a location.
5. Select the image and click Insert.
6. Double-click the picture to open editing and format tools.
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