Microsoft Word Insert Picture Default Settings Mac


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Calling ‘copy-paste’ an integral part of out lives won’t be an exaggeration, would it? Most of us would agree that we do it very frequently each day, usually on multiple devices. And almost all of that is done in the most basic way: copy text and paste it where needed. When it comes to images, we might need to be a little more careful.

As far as copying of text is concerned, we know that when we copy a chunk, its formatting comes along. And, we have also discussed solutions to that in the past.

What about images? Well, there is nothing much to worry about the formatting that comes along. But, when our destination is a tool like MS Word we need to be sure about the paste options. By default, when you copy-paste or insert an image, it is aligned in line with the text (see image below).

This usually isn’t the desired result. Indeed, each time we find ourselves adjusting the image and putting it to the right fit manually.

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When we put an image in our document we are always presented with layout options and we can select the desired settings.

Clicking on see more will present a Layout modal window with three tabs – Position, Text Wrapping and Size. These cater to various preference settings for the image.

What’s more interesting is that we have have our default properties set so that whenever we import an image it gets placed with those settings. The idea is to have a default paste option. Here is how to get that.

Steps to Set Default Image Paste Options

Our steps are based on MS Word 2013. They should be very much the same on the lower versions as well.

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Step 1: Navigate to the File menu and launch the backstage view.

Step 2: From the left pane of the menu, select Options.


Step 3: The Word Options window will show up. On the left pane, you will see multiple preferences. Click on Advanced.

Step 4: Now, on the right side scroll to the section for Cut, copy and paste.

Step 5: Locate the setting that reads, Insert/paste picture as and select the one you want.

Here’s what they mean:-

  • In Line with Text keeps the image right where you insert it, next to the text.
  • Square wraps text around the border of an image.
  • Tight wraps text tightly around the image. To understand how it is different from Square, try the settings with irregular images.
  • Behind Text to display text over the image.
  • In Front of Text to display the image over the text
  • Top and Bottom to place the image on its own line.


That is all about the default paste options with pictures on MS Word. I am sure it will help you from wasting time in manually setting up the pictures you insert next time.

Know of more tricks on picture paste? Share with us and help other readers make the most of all that’s available.

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I was at dinner the other night and talking computers with some friends. We were joking about Excel not being a word processor when the subject of images came up. And Lo! and behold someone suggested that Excel was a much better option to use than Word so far as images are concerned.

This has been a particular issue for me for years. You see Word inserts all images, by default as in line with text which is the option you’d probably never want to use.

I promised my friends to show them how to fix Word – permanently – so images get inserted as you’d want them to be – with a square wrap around. It’s a good starting point and my recommended default for Word. You can change the wrapping if you want but 99.9% of the time this is the setting you’ll want to use.

In Word 2003, choose Tools > Options > Edit tab and from the Insert/Paste Pictures as dropdown list choose Square and click Ok.

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Microsoft Word Insert Picture Default Settings Mac

In Word 2007 choose File > Word Options > Advanced tab and locate the Cut, Copy and Paste group. From the Insert/Paste Pictures as dropdown list choose Square and click Ok.

In Word 2010 choose File > Options > Advanced tab and locate the Cut, Copy and Paste group. From the Insert/Paste Pictures as dropdown list choose Square and click Ok.

Now you know how to fix it … spread the love and tell a friend!

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