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Text Wrapping option is missing from Power Point->Format-Arrange

I have a user who has just had office 2007 installed on his pc, when he goes into power point and wants to add text wrapping to a selected image, he clicks on format and then goes to arrange but the text wrapping option is not there.
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Echo_SCommented:
There is no text wrapping (around an image) in PPT -- never has been.

Here are some workarounds: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint/HA102821141033.aspx?pid=CH100668191033

Another option is to do it in Word, then select the object and text, copy and paste into PPT. (You might need to Paste Special and choose PNG. Paste Special is on the Home tab under the Paste button.)
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lillebnerAuthor Commented:
It's interesting that you say that Text wrapping has never been a part of PPT, I am not saying you are wrong, I am not at all familiar with this version of Office, but when I was on the users' pc in ppt, the help files actually advise to to click on Format and then Arrange and it shows you a picture of what someone was suppose to see.
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Echo_SCommented:
When I type Text Wrapping in Help in PPT 2007, I get the same article I posted for you: HA10282114

If you select a topic in Help and the right-click and choose "copy topic," you can paste that topic number here (as I just did in the previous paragraph). If you'll do this, I can see which Help topic you're referring to. Perhaps that will shed some light on the subject.

(If you right-click an image in Word and then click Format Picture, there is a Text Wrapping button on the Arrange group of the Picture Tools Format tab. There is no such option in PPT. Were you maybe looking in Word Help?)
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lillebnerAuthor Commented:
I have attached a screen shot of the PPT help screen. You can see under the "Wrap Text around picture or drawing object" section, the position option is not available.

Hope this helps
PPT-wrap.bmp
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lillebnerAuthor Commented:
Here is the number of the article HA10099740
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Echo_SCommented:
This is a Word 2007 Help topic. I realize your dialog box says PowerPoint, but it is a Word topic. When I look it up online, I see this (see attachment)

I'm not sure what search terms you used to turn this Help topic up in PPT 2007, but when I search by opening PowerPoint and clicking the blue question mark and typing in Wrap Text, this Help topic isn't even on the first page of results.
wrap1.png
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Echo_SCommented:
Oh, I see you used Text Wrap for your search terms. Here, that phrase turns up the appropriate Help topic (Wrap text around an object in PowerPoint 2007) as the very first topic.

I can't even find the article you're seeing in the 4 pages of results. Are you letting Help connect to Office Online when you search? There's a little button at the bottom of the Help dialog. Does it say "Offline" or does it say "connected to Office Online"? Even when I'm offline, I don't see this article in the PPT Help. Very weird. Go figure.
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lillebnerAuthor Commented:
I'll tell how we got there. In a PPT screen I click on the ? (help) and typed Wrap text then clicked Search. We got a few hits and clicked on the 1st one that read "Wrap Text around an object in PPT 2007" At the bottom of that screen uner a window that is called "See Also" is a link that reads Text Wrap. Clicked on that and that brought me to the screen shot I inserted above. Now I went into word 2007 and saw exactly the Arrange\Position in the tool bar but "Position" was grayed out and could not be clicked on and Format could not be found.
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Echo_SCommented:
Cool, thanks! When I do that, I see Wrap Text as the title of the article, then I see this:
Microsoft Office Word 2007 enables you to wrap text easily around pictures, shapes, and tables with any position or style that you want.

I've asked Microsoft to change the title of the article to Wrap Text Around Objecs in Word 2007 to make it more clear.

I'm not a Word person, but I'd guess you didn't have the image selected when you went to the Position tools, if they were greyed out.  

There's not a "format" button. Microsoft's naming conventions for the tools and items on the Ribbon just suck. When they say, "On the Format tab, in the Arrange group, click Position," they mean the Picture Tools Format tab. Group names are along the bottom of the Ribbon -- on the Picture Tools Format tab, you have 5 groups: Adjust, Shadow Effects, Border, Arrange and Size.  It's just saying the Position button is in the Arrange group on the Picture Tools Format tab. If the Position button isn't available, then try clicking the Text Wrapping button instead.
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lillebnerAuthor Commented:
That should read TEXT WRAP not Wrap Text..........sorry
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Echo_SCommented:
No worries -- I saw that in your screenshot. I still get the same results as I posted -- the PPT article, and then, following your instructions, an article titled "wrap text" with a first paragraph that says "Microsoft Office Word 2007 enables you to wrap text easily around pictures, shapes, and tables with any position or style that you want."
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lillebnerAuthor Commented:
I accept that solution, but what is confusing is, in the image I pasted above, under the "Wrap text around a picture....." step 2 tells us "On the Format tab, in the arrange group, click position" In Word, I could not find Format but found that Arrange Group, where Position was Greyed out. In PPT I can locate Format and the Arrange group but Position is not available. I guess my question now is if I may, in Word, how do I make the Position option available? Not sure if this is a separate question and should create another thread. Thanks
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Echo_SCommented:
"Format" refers to the Picture Tools Format tab. You must have the picture selected before the Picture Tools Format tab becomes selected. Position will not be available if you don't have a picture selected. If that doesn't do it, then I'd say you should start another thread.
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