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Hello Nancy,

I have a pictures that refuse to print in their assigned place on a page. Their size is exactly that as between header and footer. Print Preview shows them to be properly positioned; and yet they insist on being printed at what appears to be one full space——13 points or so lower than their assigned placement.

The Show Paragraph Marks facility does not show any hidden spaces or anything.

Any ideas as to what could be causing this?


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Dan, I am not seeing which version of Word you are using but you should be able to right click the image and from the CM select "Size and Position", Click on Text Wrapping and select "Tight", Click on the Position TAB, you will seep options in the right column to select what you want the image relative to.  The page, a margin etc.

Text wrapping in combination with Absolute and relative position should place your image where you want it to be.

I have attached an image.

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Nancy C. Janyszeski


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