Need Help from MS Word Experts!

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  1. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    In the MS Word document I'm working on, I need to insert a (rectangle) box that will contain a picture and a couple of lines of text next to the picture. What exactly are the steps to accomplish this? I've tried it several different ways - there's got to be a simple way to do this that I haven't tried.

    I've tried:
    1) Start with inserting a rectangle "shape", then add pic in left end of box, then TRY to wrap 4 lines of text to the right of the pic.

    2) Start with a "Text Box", then add pic and text.

    Nothing seems to be working correctly for me, both ways are taking me hours to figure out. [​IMG]

    Ideally, what I would like is:
    A rectangle, about 1" tall and 4.5" wide, with a small pic on the left end and a small pic on the right end, and 4 lines of centered text in the middle.

    Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!!!
     
  2. Elphaba2140

    Elphaba2140 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can help you. Which version do you have?

    You can PM if you want.
     
  3. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    Thank you!!! It's MS Word 2007 for small business, and I'm on Windows Vista.
     
  4. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    A simple way to do what you want is to insert a table with either multiple columns or rows depending on where you want your text. Then copy paste your picture where you want and type in your text in another column or row.
     
  5. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    Quote:Tables! The one thing I hadn't tried! I'm gonna give it a shot. Thanx!!
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Tables! The one thing I hadn't tried! I'm gonna give it a shot. Thanx!!

    Or format those few lines into 3 columns.
     
  7. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    Quote:Tables! The one thing I hadn't tried! I'm gonna give it a shot. Thanx!!

    Or format those few lines into 3 columns.

    It looks like the tables are going to work great for my purposes! Thanx!!
     
  8. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going to say make a table, but someone else already did.
     
  9. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    The tables were so easy to work with - now I'm wondering if all the other information I already typed in my document using 3 columns would have been easier in a table!

    See . . . you can teach an old dog new tricks!!

    If I can reciprocate and help anyone with their Excel spreadsheets or formulas, just let me know!
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:I may take you up on that one. Are you an expert? Because that is what this spreadsheet takes - an expert. I have a random sampling sheet that has gone awry - it isn;t capturing added rows even though the formula has been updated.
     

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