This beginner’s tutorial explains various types of image wrapping within text paragraphs in LibreOffice Writer.
Images are essential for long documents, books etc. Also, it is more important to have the images associated with the texts in applicable places in a document.
All types of image wrapping are possible in LibreOffice Writer. Here’s how you can do it.
Image Wrapping Options
The LibreOffice Writer program provides the below types of image wrapping within texts.
- Page Wrap
- Optimal page wrap (default)
- Wrap Left
- Wrap Right
- Wrap Through
- In Background
- Contour Wrap with user-defined shape
How to Wrap Image with Text in Writer
Open a LibreOffice Writer document with texts and keep the cursor where you want to insert an image. Insert an image from the menu using Insert > Image.
Once inserted, right-click on the image and find Wrap options under the context menu.
Optimal Page Wrap
By default, Writer applies optimal page wrap to the inserted images. Texts are aligned at the left or right of the inserted image based on the image size and available position on both sides of the image.
Use this option if you want your image to be surrounded by text based on your image size.
Use this option if your image is on the right side and text on the left side.
Use this option if your image is on the left side and text on the right side.
This option makes your image on top of your text, and the text remains on the back side of the image.
Use this option to send the image back side of your text, and all texts are passing in front of the image.
This customized wrap option allows you to reshape your image to any shape so that the text can wrap around it.
To define a contour, right-click on the image and click Edit Contour from the context menu. In the contour editor, multiple options are available:
Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon and Auto Contour.
Click Ellipse and draw an ellipse on top of the image. Click Apply when done.
You will see your image is reshaped as an ellipse, and the texts are wrapped around it.
In this article, you learned how you could easily wrap text around images in LibreOffice Writer.
Drop a comment if you have any questions.