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Edit exactly how text wraps “through” your shape or picture.
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Shapes, Edit Wrap Points
Adjust text wrapping points around shapes and pictures.
When to use
When you want text to show through specific areas of a shape or picture, rather than just wrapping around the outer perimeter.
To wrap the text into the background of the flower, but not into the blossoms and buds. Begin by first dragging the picture over the top of the textbox.
1. The text box must be “Sent Backward” in order to force text to wrap around the shape or picture.
2. The Wrap Text on the shape or picture should be set to “tight” and wrap points must be edited. “Edit Wrap Points”
3. The Picture must be set to Transparency
Right click the picture, Format Picture, set Transparency to 50%
A review and comparison of how Send Backward affects text wrapping:
Text box placed over a shape Text box “Send Backward”
- shape: no wrap applied. - shape: wrap text: Square
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