How to Wrap Text Around a Table in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Office Word is a widely used word processing document with numerous built-in features. There are a number of formatting options which enable a user to make the text in a Word file more presentable and meaningful. Apart from other formatting options, a user can wrap text around a table in Word; using this option changes the layout of the text. After text in Word has been wrapped around a table, it looks very similar to text wrapped around an image on a printed newspaper.

Things Required:

- Microsoft Office Word installed on a computer

Instructions

  • 1

    Launch a new session of Word and wait momentarily for the programme to load properly. If you created a new Word file, a blank Word document will appear on the screen.

  • 2

    In order to create a new table in Microsoft Word, simply click the tab labelled ‘Insert’ and then click ‘Table’ to open a submenu. Here you can choose the option that best suits your requirements. Create the table accordingly and move on to the next step.

  • 3

    Click anywhere inside the boundaries of the table. This will bring the table into focus so that all the changes you make from this point onwards will be related to the table.

  • 4

    Right click inside the table and from the dropdown menu which appears, choose ‘Table Properties’. A dialogue box labelled ‘Table Properties’ will appear on the screen.

  • 5

    In the ‘Table Properties’ dialogue box, click the ‘Table’ tab if it is not already opened. Under the ‘Table’ tab, you will see a number of formatting options. Towards the bottom of the dialogue box, look for the section labelled ‘Text wrapping’.

  • 6

    In order to wrap text around the table, simply click the box labelled ‘Around’ in the ‘Text wrapping’ section.

  • 7

    Click the ‘OK’ button to apply the changes you just made. Word will now wrap text around the table while you type it. If text is already present around the table, it will automatically be wrapped around the table.

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