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How to merge images in Microsoft Word

When adding pictures in MS Word, you cannot merge them automatically. Word forces images to have space between them to give them more order and alignment. However, there is a way you can merge multiple images in Word to make them look like one image or collage.

  • Open Microsoft Word.
  • On the ribbon, click ‘Insert.’
  • Click the drop-down arrow below ‘Pictures.’
  • From the ‘Insert picture from’ menu that pops up, choose ‘This device.’
  • MS Word opens the folders on your device. 
  • Choose the location of the pictures you want to merge.
  • When you find the first image, double-click it to insert it into your document, or click ‘Insert.’
  • Repeat the process until all the images you want to merge have been inserted into the document.
  • Alternatively, if all the images are in one folder, there is a quicker way to insert all the images simultaneously.
  • After selecting/ highlighting the first image, hold the CTRL button down.
  • Then, click all the pictures you want to add to the document.
  • When you are done, click ‘Insert.’
  • All the images you selected will be inserted into the document.
  • Right-click on any of the images.
  • From the menu, select ‘Wrap-text.’
  • Doing this opens another menu.
  • From it, choose ‘Square.’
  • Repeat steps 12-15 for all the images.
  • You will notice that all the images have moved slightly. They may even overlap each other.
  • You can start clicking and dragging your images to merge them.
  • To bring the bottom image to the front, right-click it. Then, on the ‘Picture Tools’ tab, select ‘Bring to Front.’
  • Another menu will pop up. From it, choose ‘Bring Forward.’
  • To move the front image to the back, right-click it.
  • From the ‘Picture Tools’ menu, choose ‘Send to Back.’
  • Another menu will pop up. From it, choose ‘Send Backward.’
  • You can continue playing with the pictures until you get your perfect collage.

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