Nudge A Graphic In Word

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

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Q. I often insert graphics in Word, and once I do, I need to position them a little to the left, right, up or down. But moving a graphic with a mouse just a tiny bit is not easy. Do you have any suggestions?

A. Positioning a graphic with a mouse is like trying to sign your name with a five-inch paintbrush. What you need is a way to nudge it to the right spot. The best way is to highlight the graphic and then use the arrow keys—not the mouse. Pressing the left arrow key moves the graphic to the left. Likewise, the up, down and right arrow keys move it accordingly. If you want even finer control, hold down the Ctrl key as you press an arrow key; that moves the graphic one pixel at a time.

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