Word 2013 - Screenshot of FIND button appears too high

Hi everyone,

I am composing some user instructions that include the following fragment:

,FIND Button
I cannot get the picture of the FIND button to align (vertically) with the text.  I took the screenshot with the Windows 8.1 Snipping Tool.

Is there a way to align properly?

As an alternative, maybe I'm being too picky.  Does the above text look presentable even with the misalignment?

Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAsked:
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What Text Wrapping setting are you using. If it is in line with text, does the image have some surrounding whitespace?
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Steve,

You need some decent image editing software. I used PaperPort to create this fixed version:

I did three things to your original image:

moved FIND down
moved line 11. up so that it's right under 10.b.
left a little extra space under 12. so that it's similar to the space at the top of 10.

I should note that I use PaperPort primarily for document imaging, not photo imaging, but it does have some decent capability for the latter. Regards, Joe
Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
When I created the image, it did not contain surrounding whitespace.

How can I determine what Text Wrapping setting I'm using?

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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Update: Graham's excellent comment made me realize that I'm probably off-base here. Instead of editing the image, you should be creating the fixed version in Word, from which you are taking the screenshot. The way to do this is to right-click on the FIND image in Word and then select Wrap Text>Behind Text (or In Front of Text — it doesn't really matter). After doing that, you'll be able to drag-and-drop the FIND image and position it exactly. Regards, Joe

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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Joe (and Graham).

<Isn't teamwork great? >:)   )

OK, when I chose BEHIND TEXT (or maybe it was IN FRONT OF TEXT) I see the following, and am not sure how to proceed:
Word - Move screenshot of FIND button
PS-Stepping out to lunch now...will respond after I eat! :)

Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Simply use the space bar to put in several spaces between "Click" and "(" — then drag the image there. Oh, and since the size of the image may be bigger than the FIND letters themselves, choose Behind Text — that way, if the edges of the FIND image impinge on the surrounding text, it's the text that will win. Regards, Joe
If the image has no surrounding whitespace (especially below the button), then you should be able set the Text Wrapping to Inline, when it will be treated like a (tall) character and should sit on the text line.

Otherwise you will have one of the 'floating' options, where you can move the image around with the mouse. Be aware, however, that there is a 'grid' that the image might be snapping to. The grid settings can be found in the 'Align' dropdown on the Format tab. There are options to change the grid spacings, the visibility and whether the 'snap to' is effective.
Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Joe and Graham, Thank you both. The FIND button is now placed correctly. :)

Graham- I gave you some assisted points. Even though I did not try out your detailed sol'n in your last post, you deserve kudos b/c of how you helped Joe arrive at my solution.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
As always, happy to help. And my thanks, too, to Graham. Regards, Joe
Thanks. From the way that Word is intended to work, in this instance, it would be far better to format the picture as InlIne with text. That way, if there are any changes to the text, page layout, font format etc., the image will follow the correct position in the text.
Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Point taken, Graham. At this point, though, I'm going to leave it be. It's a writing sample for a job application so I don't see it being a doc that's going to change. :)

'Always expect the unexpected'  at least for future documents :>)
Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Definitely! :) Thanks again.
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