How to Wrap Text With Images in LibreOffice Writer

This beginner’s tutorial explains various types of image wrapping within text paragraphs in LibreOffice Writer.

Images are essential for long documents, books etc. Also it is more important to have the images associated with the texts in applicable places in a document.

All types of image wrapping is possible in LibreOffice Writer. Here’s how you can do it.

Image Wrapping Options

Writer provides below types of image wrapping within texts.

  • Page Wrap
  • Optimal page wrap (default)
  • Wrap Left
  • Wrap Right
  • Wrap Through
  • In Background
  • Contour Wrap with user defined shape

 

How to Wrap Images

Open a LibreOffice Writer document with texts and keep the cursor where you want to insert an image. Insert an image from the menu using Insert > Image.

Once inserted, right click on the image and find Wrap options under context menu.

Wrap Context Menu
Wrap Context Menu

Optimal Page Wrap

By default, Writer applies optimal page wrap to the inserted images. Texts are aligned at left or right of the inserted image based on the image size and available position in both the sides of the image.

Optimal Page Wrap
Optimal Page Wrap

Page Wrap

Use this option if you want your image to be surrounded by the text based on your image size.

Page Wrap
Page Wrap

Wrap Left

Use this option if you want your image to be on the right side and texts on the left side.

Wrap Left
Wrap Left

Wrap Right

Use this option if you want your image to be on the left side and texts on the right side

Wrap Right
Wrap Right

Wrap Through

This option makes your image on top of your text and the text remains in the back side of the image.

Wrap Through
Wrap Through

In Background

Use this option to send the image back side of your text and all texts are passing in front of the image.

In the background Wrap
In the background Wrap

Contour Wrap

This customized wrap option gives you ability to reshape your image to any shape so that the texts can wrap around it.

To define a contour right click on the image and click Edit Contour from context menu. In the contour editor, there are multiple types of option available: Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon and Auto Contour. Click Ellipse and draw an ellipse on top of the image. Click Apply when done.

Draw Ellipse
Draw Ellipse

You will see your image is reshaped as an ellipse and the texts are wrapped around it.

Contour Wrap
Contour Wrap

Summary

These are the ways and options of wrapping texts around images in LibreOffice Writer.

Drop a comment if you have any questions.

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