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Old 05-02-2017, 03:08 PM
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I am using Office 10 within a Windows 10 platform.

I am preparing a text document as part of a book. On the page I have Inserted a picture file and wrapped a frame about it to facilitate the picture's placement about the page. Within the picture itself I have Inserted text boxes and arrows with the intention of making references (within the respective text boxes) to various portions of the picture. However, when I move the placement of one of the arrows, another arrow also shifts its position. It does not lock in place when inserted. Sometimes, this occurs with the text boxes, as well. They do not always lock in place.

What am I missing, or is there another technique available for accomplishing what I am trying to do?

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Word at best is a poor graphics editor, and while you may be able to achieve what you want by using the drawing canvas, the best tool for this is SnagIt. It is invaluable for annotating pictures in a variety of ways including arrows and callouts
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Many thanks. I will explore. Is SnagIt used on a standalone basis, after which a file can then be imported into a Word document?

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Yes - It's a screen capture and graphics editor.
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I'll echo the previous reply--words cannot express what an invaluable tool SnagIt is. It's also ridiculously inexpensive.
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For what it's worth: I removed the frame from around the picture. To my surprise, this enabled me to insert all sorts of graphics into the picture without incident. Then, I reinstated the frame and moved the image about the page.

I still plan to look into the software for future usage. Thanks for the comments.
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