Adding an image to a Word document is as simple as dragging and dropping—or clicking Insert > Picture—and then moving it to the right place. But what if you want to put your image in a specific place in the document and have the text flow around it in different ways? Well, here how that works.
When you insert an object like a picture or shape into a Word document, Word treats that insertion differently depending on what you insert. For reference, we’re talking here about the illustration objects Word lets you insert—pictures, shapes, icons, SmartArt, and so on. We’re not talking about all the other things on the Insert tab of the Ribbon, like tables, headers, embedded spreadsheets, and the like.