How to Paste a Picture on Top of Another Picture in Microsoft Word

By Jenna Foote

Adding clip art or pictures can be the perfect way to spice up any document. In Microsoft Word, you can paste multiple graphics to your document and even overlap them if you wish. Perhaps you would like to place a frame around a picture, or make a collage of multiple pictures. Using the text wrapping feature, you can paste pictures on top of one another and adjust them to your liking.

Microsoft Word 2003

Step 1

Insert the first picture you wish to add to your document by clicking on the Insert menu and selecting Picture. From that menu, choose Clip Art if you want to add a picture from the preloaded clip art gallery. Choose From File if you want to add a picture from your hard drive.

Step 2

Locate the picture you want and click Insert. This will place the picture onto your document.

Step 3

Click once on the picture to select it. Open the Format menu and choose Picture. Click on the Layout tab and choose which ever wrapping style you prefer. This action allows you to move the picture around on the document.

Step 4

Insert the second picture, the one you would like to place on top of the first, as directed in Steps 1 and 2.

Step 5

Click once on the second picture to select it. Wrap the picture as directed in Step 3.

Step 6

Click and drag the second picture and place it on top of the first.

Microsoft Word 2007 or Newer

Step 1

Insert the first picture you wish to add to your document by clicking on the Insert tab, located at the top of the page. Choose Clip Art if you want to add a picture from the preloaded clip art gallery, or choose Picture if you want to add a picture from your computer's hard drive. If you choose Clip Art, a window of clip art graphics will appear to the right of your document. If you choose Picture, Word will automatically open your computer's primary picture folder.

Step 2

Locate the clip art or picture you wish to use. Click once on a clip art graphic to automatically insert it into the document. Insert a picture by locating the one you want to use and clicking Insert.

Step 3

Click once on the picture to select it. From the Format tab, click on Position within the Arrange group. Click on Text Wrapping and select the text wrap style you prefer. Or, you can right-click on the picture and hover over the "Wrap Text" option on the menu. Select which ever text wrapping style you prefer from that menu.

Step 4

Insert the second picture, the one you wish to place on top of the first, as directed in Steps 1 and 2.

Step 5

Click once on the second picture to select it. Wrap the picture as directed in Step 3.

Step 6

Click and drag the second picture and place it on top of the first.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you wish to reverse the order of the pictures, right click on a picture for the option of sending it back or bringing it forward.