Microsoft Word has built-in keyboard shortcuts and menu options for wrapping text. Text can be wrapped around a picture, a drawing object and a table. Wrapping text is one method of aligning text.
To wrap text around a picture or drawing, select the picture or drawing, or select the canvas it is on. Go to the Format Menu. From there, click the type of object selected. After selecting the object, click the Layout Tab, and then click the preferred text-wrapping style. Word offers more advanced text-wrapping options under the Advanced Tab on the Layout Tab. From the Advanced Tab, click the Text Wrapping Tab.
To wrap text around a table, select the tab. From the Table Menu, click Table Properties, and then the Table Tab. Under the text-wrapping option, click Around. From the Positioning tab, set the table's horizontal and vertical positions, and set the distance between the table and the wrapped text.