What Is a Floating Object in Microsoft Word?


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Floating objects in Microsoft Office are types of objects that allow increased flexibility in placement within the document, as opposed to in-line and framed objects. Floating objects were introduced with Microsoft Office 2000 and are now the default setting for objects.

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What Is a Floating Object in Microsoft Word?
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Floating objects are useful for instances where users want to wrap text around a picture or shape. Several wrapping styles are available, including styles to keep objects in line with text, establish a square design or wrap text tightly.

To further the ease of use of floating objects, users can also drag them around with a mouse. This feature is commonly used to place watermarks over text.

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