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I want to write in the space (which I have marked in red) beside the picture in Microsoft Word. However, the cursor is just stuck at the bottom, beside the picture. Is there anyway I can utilize the space beside the picture?


You can add a TextBox by going to the Insert tab then to the Test menu and choose TextBox. You can size and position this where you like.

Note: Your menu may look different as I am using 2010.

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  • The menu looks the same in mine.
    – Wonder
    Dec 27 '13 at 16:16

You can adjust how the text wraps around the picture.

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  1. If the picture or object is on a drawing canvas, select the canvas. If the picture or object is not on a drawing canvas, select the picture or object.
  2. On the Format tab, in the Arrange group, click Position.

    If the Arrange group is collapsed and Position isn't visible, click the Arrange button, and then click Position.

  3. Click the wrapping position that you want to apply.

More info here: Wrap text in Word 2007


While I prefer @techie007 answer, I discovered "Click and Type" also work.

Just double click on the empty area and type to insert text

If it doesn't work, make sure the feature is enabled. In Word 2007/2010, Click File > Options > Advanced and Check "Enable click and type" and OK. See more in Troubleshoot Click and Type

  • Just to clarify what's going on behind the scenes with this function, a tab stop is added to the paragraph at the location where the cursor is clicked.
    – Adam
    Dec 30 '13 at 12:55

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