Use Word's Character Spacing to adjust your graphics in line with text

Inline graphics in Word documents don't have to be stuck to the base of your text -- here's how to introduce alternate positioning for your graphic to make the whole picture more balanced.

When you insert a picture in line with text, you don't have to settle for Word's default positioning. For example, in the sample text below, the inserted graphic extends too far above the line.

You decide that a better layout would have the graphic positioned slightly below the line. Follow these steps to change it:

  1. Go to Format | Font. (In Word 2007, click the Dialog Launcher in the Font group on the Home tab.)
  2. Click the Character spacing tab.
  3. Click the drop-down arrow of the Position text box and select Lowered, then click OK.

Word positions the graphic slightly lower than the line of text as shown:

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