Word 2013 image layout features detailed

Word 2013, which can currently be downloaded in a preview version along with the other Office 2013 programs, will have some new image layout features. In a new blog post, Microsoft goes over some of those new image features.

The post states that one of the new features is the Layout Options button, which shows up on the upper right of any image, video or other type of non-text section of a Word 2013 document. Microsoft says it will give users a number of different options to wrap text around images. It states:

In the new Word, we’ve made it even easier to find those options and quickly switch between them.  Simply click the Layout Options button and choose one of the six choices in the call-out under “With text wrapping”

Yet another new feature in Word 2013 is Live Layout. It should make it easier to preview how an image will look inside a document before it is set in place. Microsoft says:

With the new Word, when you move a floating image, you’ll see the layout of the document changing in real time so you can position your image with confidence on the first try.  Live Layout also works for resize and rotation of both inline and floating images, as well as for resizing table rows and columns.

Microsoft has also added what it calls alignment guides for even better image layout options. When a user moves an image around a page, sometimes some green alignment guide lines will appear in the document to give a better sense of what the image will look like inside the Word 2013 page.

Source: Word blog | Image via Microsoft

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