# Floating figure causes unwanted page breaks

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#### cpp6f

Hi,

I have a rather large (~60% of a page length) figure inserted into
Word 2007 document inside a floating text box that has top/botto
wrapping. The text box is positioned bottom/centered with the paragrap
it is anchored to above it at the top of the page. The problem is tha
an automatic page break is inserted between the anchor paragraph and th
preceding paragraph, leaving 3/4 of the previous page blank so that i
looks like this:

---------------------
paragraph

---------------------
anchor paragraph

figure
---------------------

"Move object with text" and "Lock anchor" are both unchecked for th
text box containing the figure. All I want if for the text t
seamlessly wrap around the figure with no forced page breaks. Thank

S

#### Stefan Blom

Floating objects often affect the flow of the surrounding text,
unfortunately. Have you tried experimenting with the settings for Text
Wrapping?

C

#### cpp6f

Yes, I've tried everything. I think the problem is that the figure ha
to be on the same page as its anchor and Word inserts a page break if i
isn't. Doesn't seem like there's any way around this. I'll probabl
use publishing or typesetting software to insert my figures. Thank
anyway

'Stefan Blom[_3_ said:
;491750']Floating objects often affect the flow of the surrounding text

unfortunately. Have you tried experimenting with the settings for Text
Wrapping?

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP

On 2012-01-23 22:16 (GMT+1), cpp6f wrote:-
Hi,

I have a rather large (~60% of a page length) figure inserted into a
Word 2007 document inside a floating text box that has top/bottom
wrapping. The text box is positioned bottom/centered with th
paragraph
it is anchored to above it at the top of the page. The problem i
that
an automatic page break is inserted between the anchor paragraph an
the
preceding paragraph, leaving 3/4 of the previous page blank so that it
looks like this:

---------------------
paragraph

---------------------
anchor paragraph

figure
---------------------

"Move object with text" and "Lock anchor" are both unchecked for the
text box containing the figure. All I want if for the text to
seamlessly wrap around the figure with no forced page breaks. Thanks

S

#### Suzanne S. Barnhill

Yes, the figure has to be on the same page as the paragraph to which it is
anchored, but you can drag the anchor to another paragraph if necessary.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

cpp6f said:
Yes, I've tried everything. I think the problem is that the figure has
to be on the same page as its anchor and Word inserts a page break if it
isn't. Doesn't seem like there's any way around this. I'll probably
use publishing or typesetting software to insert my figures. Thanks
anyway

'Stefan Blom[_3_ said:
;491750']Floating objects often affect the flow of the surrounding text,

unfortunately. Have you tried experimenting with the settings for Text
Wrapping?

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP

On 2012-01-23 22:16 (GMT+1), cpp6f wrote:-
Hi,

I have a rather large (~60% of a page length) figure inserted into a
Word 2007 document inside a floating text box that has top/bottom
wrapping. The text box is positioned bottom/centered with the
paragraph
it is anchored to above it at the top of the page. The problem is
that
an automatic page break is inserted between the anchor paragraph and
the
preceding paragraph, leaving 3/4 of the previous page blank so that it
looks like this:

---------------------
paragraph

---------------------
anchor paragraph

figure
---------------------

"Move object with text" and "Lock anchor" are both unchecked for the
text box containing the figure. All I want if for the text to
seamlessly wrap around the figure with no forced page breaks. Thanks

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