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Look at the following picture:

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This is Word 2007. hello/world is a MathType formula; the second formula is an image.

I want the image to be treated exactly the same as the MathType formula, specifically the way it is aligned vertically on the same level as the text. How can I do that?

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But if you put an image in the correct location, set it's Text Wrapping to Square, Tight or Through and make your way to the Picture Position settings, you can configure Vertical Alignment to be Centered relative to Line.

I think this is as close as you can hope to get for "built in" features - this does, however, do some rather strange things to the layout if there are lines directly above or below - so test it does what you expect first.

Edit

Now at home, so here's the long Word 2007 version - with pictures!

As per munnaBhai's answer, you may wish to stick this in a template if you plan to use it a lot.

First, insert the image file in the location you wish to appear and then select it.

Next open the "Advanced Layout" window:
How to open the "Advanced Layout" window

Set the text wrapping to Tight, then switch to the picture position tab: Setting the text wrapping mode

Make the image move with your text, vertically centred to the line and horizontally linked to the character before it.
setting the correct position options

Final result (this image isn't great quality, I've taken it from a screenshot from your question). It's not perfect, but it's as close as I think you can get with the built in Word functionality:
the final result, almost vertically aligned as needed

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The easiest thing you can do is select the picture then choose Text Wrapping and change it to In Front of Text, then simply drag the image a tiny bit down.

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Well, it is a solution to align a single image, but this is not the one I'm looking for –  Fluffy Jan 26 '10 at 21:56

I dont think there is way for your problem in Word 2007. Besides what Wil said above - to do manually; you can create a templet with that particular formating for images, but then it will be applied to all images in that document.

May be use some other text editors, say TeX, LyX (LaTex type doc editor)

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