Microsoft Word 2007 : Best Way to have Text Flow around Margin Images

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I'm writing a book that is mainly text but has some references to audio files in a companion CD-ROM.  Where the text refers to one of the audio files I want to have an icon of an MP3 Player with some text referring to the audio file.  What's the best way to do this?

I could theoretically make a table.  Let's say I want the icon to take up one inch of width on the page and the text to take up four inches.  I could place the text and image file in separate cells and have invisible borders.  However this is really clumsy because if the text in the box gets bigger or smaller I will end up with odd looking white space under the image.  

Can I:
a) Have the text flow around the image on the edge of the page with even right and left justification preserved?
b) Can I "anchor" my image to a specific sentence of text?
c) If my text pushes the image on to the following page can word "intelligently" decide to place it on the right margin or left margin so it is always in the outer margin?

Best Wishes, Philip T.
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Hi,

re a) - Yes. Insert the image and then on the Picture Tools ribbon select "Text Wrapping" - "Square". When you click "Position" on the Picture Tools ribbon, you can select "More layout options" and set the distance between the picture and the flow around text on the "Text Wrapping" tab.

re b) - Yes. Click on the paragraph mark icon on the Home ribbon to show the paragraph marks and other unprintable characters. Then select the picture. You should see an icon that looks like an anchor. You can drag this anchor to the paragraph that you want the picture to be linked to. Mind you that the picture can be linked to paragraph #2 and still be positioned in paragraph #3, so it's a relative link. Best way is to anchor the picture to the current paragraph, because that will give you the best control.

re c) - not with native Word functionality, no. You'd need VBA to accomplish that (but I can't provide that).

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When I try your solution it looks like there is a selection that would give me exactly what I want by doing "mirrored margins" and then selecting "book layout" and putting the image "outside" of page.  But then I cannot see a way to specify a distance from the edge of the page?  Do you know how?  I want all the images to start an inch from the edge of the page.
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Try "book layout" with "inside of Margin"

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