Add captions to photos in word

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Q. I need to insert pictures in a Word document, then add text near the images for a project at work. The problem I'm having is when I try to enter text, the picture starts moving around. Is there some way to anchor the picture so I can type around it?

A. I've had that happen myself and know first hand how frustrating it can be to have a graphic bouncing around while you're trying to add a caption or other text. To prevent that, first create a text box, then insert your image within the text box. That will anchor your image so you can type in your caption or other text surrounding the image.

To create a text box in Word, click Insert > Text Box from the menu bar. A small box will appear in your document. To move the box, place your cursor anywhere inside the box, hold down your left mouse button, and reposition it. You can alter the size of the box by placing your mouse cursor on any of its corners. When the cursor changes into a double-headed arrow, don't be frightened. Instead, hold down the left mouse button and move your mouse to adjust the size of the box.

Once your text box is created, copy and paste the picture or graphic into the box, then click anywhere outside the box to add text.

Q. A site I'm trying to access continually tells me that I have to disable all pop-up blockers in my Internet Explorer. I'm using Windows XP, with the SP2 update that I understand has an automatic pop-up blocker enabled that I need to turn off. Can you explain how I can do that, Mr. M?

A. When the Service Pack 2 (SP2) update was installed in Windows XP, the pop-up blocker was indeed turned on (enabled) in Internet Explorer by default, which is a good thing. If you need to disable it, however, click Tools > Pop-up Blocker > Turn Off Pop-up Blocker.

Q. I know hardly anybody uses floppy disks anymore, but I still have some and I was wondering how I can write-protect them to prevent the saved data from being overwritten?

A. To write-protect a floppy disk, look at the back side of it and use your fingernail to move the little slider "latch" in the upper left-hand corner to the "up" or locked position. When a disk is write-protected, the latch is in the uppermost position and you can see through the hole. In that position, data cannot be accidentally overwritten, altered or deleted.

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