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When inserting an image into a Google Document, text can be made to wrap around the image by clicking on it and choosing the "Wrap Text" option. How can I also add a caption to the image, with text still wrapped around the image and caption?

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up vote 15 down vote accepted

As of 10-25-2013, Google Documents does not support text wrapping around tables, so inserting a table and putting an image and a caption in it will work but cannot be made to have text wrapped around it.

One workaround is that since text can wrap around images, we can choose Insert > Drawing... and create a drawing with the text we want to caption the image with. The resulting drawing can be changed to have text wrapped around it, and can then be placed beneath the image we inserted.

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OP said nothing about tables – Peter Nore Dec 6 '13 at 10:32
He is the OP, and tables are a suggested work around. – Catskul Jan 20 '14 at 18:58
  1. Choose Menu -> Insert -> Drawing.

  2. Drag/Drop, Ctrl-V or right-click and paste in your image.

  3. Click the "Textbox" button near the top.

  4. Draw the textbox underneath your image, add some text.

  5. Set the lettering font/format with the "more" button upper left.

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I note you have not accepted your own answer, so here is an alternative (a mixture of an image and a table):

WA51142 example

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This can be done by using the Insert -> Drawing option. Here is a guide on how to do add a caption and wrap text around an image or a table: http://chromebookandroidnews.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/how-to-caption-and-wrap-text-around-images-or-tables-in-google-docs/

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The site no longer exists. Do you remember the instructions? – Jamil Apr 17 at 15:24

You can put in a text box in if you insert the image as a drawing.

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You can paste the image into Insert>Drawing, and then add a textbox underneath it and save that. However, there is no way of automatically captioning an image, which I think is a problem that needs to be solved.

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