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I can't find any combination of list formatting and default or custom text-wrap settings where, for item 4, the second line of text lines up correctly - i.e. where the 'n' lines up with the 'S' as expected (see screenshot below).

How can I make the second and further lines of a list item line up correctly when to the right of an image? The document displayed has the following characteristics.

  • The list item styles are the Word 2007 default settings
  • When the image is removed the list item text lines up correctly
  • The image text-wrap formatting is set to 'square'

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You may use the indentation sliders on the ruler to solve the problem. If the ruler is not displayed, you can make is visible though the View menu: View > Ruler

Note in the following figure where the left-indent slider is located when I select the bulleted item, which is not aligned as per your requirements. The left-indent slider is the lower one; it is highlighted with the red arrow.

before moving the slider

However, when I select the rest of the bulleted items and move the left-indent slider, as shown below, the text is aligned as per your requirements.

after moving the slider

Here is some documentation that may give further directions.

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Wow - so much for discoverability. I'd never have found that on my own. I'd been thinking I'd have to resort to a kludge, such as inserting the image and the text into a 1x2 table to make it work. Thank you so much! – marfarma Feb 14 '13 at 20:28

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