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How Word Works Figure 2-8. Stacking floating objects within a layer the shape or image to another spot in the document, and the image anchors to the text in the new location. This may sound fine, but if you then move the paragraph to which the image is anchored -- say by adding text in front of it -- the image moves with the paragraph, which may not be the desired effect. Sometimes, objects can even obscure text (Figure 2-9). You can change the behavior of an object (including unlocking the anchor to the surrounding text) by selecting the object and choosing Format Ob- ject. The use of objects and anchors is detailed in Chapter 7. View Drawing Layer Object Anchors View drawing layer anchors (and therefore anticipate their ef- fect on text and drawn images as a document is edited) by choosing Tools Options View Object Anchor. Use the Print Layout view to get an idea of how images will look in a printed document. In Figure 2-9, an anchor character in the margin shows the paragraph the selected image is anchored to. Format floating objects either to allow or not allow text to be wrapped around them. To change the way the text and drawing layers interact, right-click the drawn shape and choose Format AutoShape from the context menu. The context menu command varies depending on what element is selected -- it may appear as Format Text Box, or Format WordArt. In the Layout tab (see Figure 2-7), choose the wrapping style that you need. Text can wrap around the item, fitting closely to it or forming a square around it, or it can go behind the text to create a watermark. The Word Document | 39