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by John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.

Use Word Tools to Align Objects and Images

June 15, 2022

Composing documents isn’t just for words. Sometimes you want to add an image or other object to your Word document. Getting the alignment just right can be a bit of a challenge. Microsoft Word is a very powerful piece of software and has tools to help you with alignments. Unfortunately, most of us don’t know they exist or even how to use them. How-To Geek has a post to help you along by enabling Alignment Guides or Grids in Word.

To enable Alignment Guides, click the Layout tab and select the Align drop down choice in the Arrange section. There you will see the Use Alignment Guide. Place a check mark next to the choice to enable it. As you drag the object around, you will see alignment lines pop up to show when you are centered horizontally and vertically. You’ll also see the choice to enable Gridlines in the Align drop down. Gridlines are like turning your document into a sheet of graphing paper.

One thing to remember is that you can only activate one alignment tool at a time.

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