One of Google’s latest update releases has introduced new options that make it possible to place an image behind or in front of the text in Google Documents.

Let’s see how to use this new feature of Google Documents → Google Docs → → → → → → ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪

There are no particular operations to be performed, either admin side or end user perspective, to enable this option. The roll-out of the function is gradual and takes time, not for all users this option is therefore visible at the same time: it may take a few days to be available.

First, to insert an image into a document you are composing in Google Documents, the Word Processor of Google Workspace, select the command Insert > Image.

This menu of Google Documents displays a submenu with different options. Upload from your computer allows you to insert an image stored in your device; Search the web allows you to do a search in Google Images.

You can then enter an image from Google Drive, from your Google Photos library, indicating an Internet address or via the camera (if available on the device used).

To access the size, positioning, adjustment and other options, select the image in the document and click Image Options in the toolbar. To the right of the document area the Image Options panel will open.

Alternatively, by selecting an image that you want to move or edit, by clicking on it, you will open a pop-up panel at the bottom with quick access to some formatting options. The three-dot button offers additional commands, including All Image Options, which also opens the Image Options panel.

Expand the Text-to-Wide section of the Image Options panel on the right of the Google Documents workspace. Before the update, the options selected for the Style were only: In line with text, Text to wrap, Stop text.

Now, after the release of the new functions, there are two other choices: Behind the text and In front of the text. You can use them to try new document formatting styles and more interesting text and image compositions.

Depending on the style selected for an image, you may or may not have additional Position options available.

The new image formatting options with the text of Documents Google is available for Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard and Enterprise Plus, It is also available for users with personal Google accounts.

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