How to Change Default Image Paste And Insert Option in Word

How to Change Default Image Paste And Insert Option in Word

‘Copy-paste’ is an integral part of our lives. We do it frequently each day, usually on multiple devices. However, when it comes to images, we need to be more careful. When we copy a chunk of text, its formatting comes along, but we have discussed solutions to that in the past. As for images, there isn’t much to worry about regarding the formatting that comes along. However, when pasting an image into a tool like MS Word, it is aligned in line with the text by default.

This usually isn’t desired. Indeed, each time we adjust the image and manually fit it.

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When we insert an image in our document, we are presented with layout options and can select the desired settings.

How to Change Default Image Paste And Insert Option in Word

Clicking on “see more” presents a modal window with three tabs – “Position, Text Wrapping, and Size” – which cater to different image preference settings.

How to Change Default Image Paste And Insert Option in WordHow to Change Default Image Paste And Insert Option in WordHow to Change Default Image Paste And Insert Option in Word

We have our default properties set so that whenever we import an image, it gets placed with those settings. The idea is to have a default paste option. Here is how to get that.

Steps to Set Default Image Paste Options

Our steps are based on MS Word 2013. They should be the same on lower versions as well.

Step 1: Go to the File menu and open the backstage view.

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Step 2: In the menu, select Options from the left pane.

How to Change Default Image Paste And Insert Option in Word

Step 3: The Word Options window will appear. On the left pane, you will see preferences. Click on Advanced.

How to Change Default Image Paste And Insert Option in Word

Step 4: Now, on the right side, scroll to the section for Cut, copy, and paste.

How to Change Default Image Paste And Insert Option in Word

Step 5: Locate the setting “Insert/paste picture as” and select the desired option.

How to Change Default Image Paste And Insert Option in Word

Here’s what they mean:

– “In Line with Text” keeps the image next to the text.

– “Square” wraps text around the image’s border.

– “Tight” tightly wraps text around the image. To understand the difference from Square, try it with irregular images.

– “Behind Text” displays text over the image.

– “In Front of Text” displays the image over the text.

– “Top and Bottom” places the image on its own line.

Conclusion

This is a review on the default paste options with pictures in MS Word. It will help you save time when inserting pictures by eliminating the need for manual set-up.

Do you know any other picture paste tricks? Share them with us to help readers maximize available options.

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