Microsoft Word/Avery DVD Templete


QUESTION: I have win7 and Avery DVD Templete 8692 TM for making DVD Lables.

I open the Templete in Microsoft Office 2010 and I can type on it.

But when I insert a photo the only thing I can do is Drag the corner boxes aroung the photo to resize the photo.

But I can not Drag the photo and put it ware I want it.

I did this before but I forget how.

Please help.

ANSWER: If the wrapping on the photo is In Line With Text, then you can drag it only where there is text. If you change the wrapping to another style, you can drag it freely, but it will still be anchored to a text paragraph (the content of one of the cells). For more about graphics on labels, see

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QUESTION: Sorry there is no text on my Lable.

I open my Lable Templete and import a photo.

I can select it and Drag the corner Boxes to re size it but I can not move it.


ANSWER: Every label is a table cell containing an end-of-cell marker, which has the same function as a paragraph mark in ordinary text. Even if there is no visible text, a wrapped graphic is anchored to the end-of-cell marker in one of the cells. If you want only the graphic in a table cell, then you should insert it In Line With Text. Regardless of where you insert the photo, you should be able to drag it from one cell to another, but it can't occupy more than one cell unless it is wrapped, in which case it will probably have to be Behind Text. Did you read the referenced article?

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QUESTION: I did but I am having trable getting rid of the Cell.

Say I open a DVD Lable Templete before I go to insert a photo you say there is still a Text Cell or Box there.

How can I get rid of it and just have the Lable to work with?

In previous replies I was starting from a premise of ordinary labels, overlooking the fact that this is a DVD label format, which probably doesn't use a table but perhaps text boxes instead. Without actually downloading the template, I can't be sure, but if the labels use text boxes, then you can't have graphics in them except as In Line With Text. You can have a graphic formatted as Behind Text if you are wanting to put text in the text box with the graphic behind.

It would help to know exactly which label template you're using. Are you using stock number 8962? And the template found at There is a built-in label definition for Avery 8962 in Word 2010, and it does use a table, but it appears to be the same as 8965 (jewel case inserts) rather than the actual DVD label.
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Suzanne S. Barnhill


I've been using Word for Windows since version 2.0 (1992), and the more I learn about it, the more I realize how little I know. But I may know a few things that you don't, and I'll help if I can. I answer many questions every day in Microsoft's peer support forums and as a result have been awarded the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) designation by Microsoft Corporation. You may be able to find the answer to your question at the Word MVPs' FAQ site or at my own Word FAQ site, so please check those first! Please, no questions about VBA (macros), Registry editing, networks, or complex merges, as I have no experience with these aspects of Word, nor do I have any experience with Word for Mac. Please indicate which version of Word you are using; if you are not sure, see "What version of Word do I have?".


I have a master's degree in classics (Latin), which is surprisingly helpful, though I no longer teach. The things I am proudest of: Having raised two children to maturity, both Merit Scholars, both college graduates (one a philosophy major!), one Phi Beta Kappa (from Harvard!); having been made a Paul Harris Fellow by my Rotary club; having been designated a Microsoft MVP.

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B.A. (Latin), Agnes Scott College, 1966; M.A. (Classics), Emory University, 1972.

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