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For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Send No thanks. On the Drawing toolbar, click Text Box. Click the Layout tab. Microsoft Weekly Newsletter Be your company's Microsoft insider with the help of these Windows and Office tutorials and our experts' analyses of Microsoft's enterprise products.
Technically, adding a background color or picture to a document is much easier than designing a visually effective document. Drawing objects can be placed in a document in such a way that they overlap with each other.
A moving object is a pain and I cannot think of an instance where I would find it useful. Inline pictures, since they are treated just like text, follow the alignment of the paragraph in which they are placed.
It is good that Open Office has some of this capability. Use WordArt to add text on top of a photo In your document, click to select an insertion point. The exceptions to this are 3D models and shapes, which are placed in front of text by default. There are two important check boxes on the Picture Position tab; both are at the bottom of the dialog box. In the video, Brandon Vigliarolo uses Microsoft Office 365 and walks through the steps of adding colors or images to the background of your Word documents.
This is not uncommon in Word, and typically can be traced to a misunderstanding about how Word handles pictures. Author Bio.
Hide my email address. Most documents are rather boring, some black text on white paper. The process for adding a picture to a document's background is similar to inserting a picture into an AutoShape - you use the Fill Effects option. If the check box is cleared, then the anchor moves, but the picture stays put where you placed it.
But, unfortunately, just forget it. Sverige - Svenska. Be your company's Microsoft insider with the help of these Windows and Office tutorials and our experts' analyses of Microsoft's enterprise products. Normally, if you click on a picture and drag it to a new location, the anchor for that picture is changed to the paragraph nearest the new location for the picture.