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How To Wrap Text In Google Docs

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Are you trying to wrap words around an image on Google Docs?

By default, every image you upload to your Google Doc document appears inline with the existing text on your page. That is, images are usually placed between lines of text.

This may become an issue if you want to better align your images with the flow of text on your Google document.

Luckily, Google Docs gives lets users easily wrap surrounding text around images and even change the position of the image as they wish.

In this article, I will show you how to wrap text in Google Docs and the image position options that are available on the word processor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the questions people are asking about text wrapping on Google Docs:

Is There A Wrap Text In Google Docs?

Just like in Microsoft Word, you can wrap text in Google Docs using the image options menu. To access it, right-click on your image, then go to Image Options > Text Wrapping > Wrap Text.

Can You Wrap Text In Google Docs Around An Image?

Yes. You can wrap text around an image on Google Docs, edit the margin size of your image, and drag it to the desired location on that part of your page.

How To Wrap Text In Google Docs: Step-By-Step Instructions

Below, I will show you how the process works on desktop and on mobile devices.

Wrapping Text In Google Docs On Desktop

  1. Place your cursor on the part of the page where you want to insert your image, then head over to the menu bar and click Insert > Image
  2. Locate the picture your want to upload and click Open.
  3. The image will be aligned with your text but placed between the lines. Right-click on it, and select Image options from the pop-up menu.
  4. On the Image Options menu, select Text Wrapping > Wrap text. This will wrap the surrounding text around the image and add a menu bar right below your image.
  5. On that menu bar, you can set the margins between the borders of your picture and the text around it. To do that, click the dropdown icon beside the Image margin tab and select any margin value you want.
  6. The Position options tab lets choose whether any changes to the surrounding text will affect the positioning of the image.
  7. The Move with text option means your image will adjust its position as you add or delete wrapped text from the content around it. The Fix position on page option means changes to the surrounding text will not affect the image in any way. The last option, “position options,” lets you manually adjust the positioning of the image along the X-axis and Y-axis.

Wrapping Text In Google Docs On Mobile

  1. To add your image to the document, click the plus (+) icon from your toolbar, then select Image.
  2. Locate the picture you want from your Google Photos app or from the web.
  3. Click on the image, and it will be added automatically to your page.
  4. To access the text wrapping option, tap on the image, then click the three dots at the far right of the pop-up toolbar
  5. Select Image options from the dropdown and tap the Text wrap tab.
  6. Select the Wrap text option
  7. To adjust the space around your image and its position scroll down to access the Margins and Position tabs.

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The Google Docs text wrapping feature helps you adjust the positioning of images in your document without ruining the flow of your content.

You can do the same on a Google sheet or Google Slide.

Undoing the changes is also quite straightforward.

You just need to select the Inline with text option under the Text Wrapping tab to get things back to normal.

If you still have questions about the text wrap feature on Google Docs, feel free to reach out in the comments section.

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