How to put one picture on top of another in Word document?

In Word document, we can quickly insert multiple pictures at once. Sometime, you need to place a smaller image on top of another larger image. Normally, you can’t drag one image above another image directly. This article, I will talk about how to put one picture on top of another in Word document.

Put one picture on top of another in Word document


Put one picture on top of another in Word document

Please do with the following steps for dealing with this task in Word document:

1. First, you should insert the two pictures as you need. Then, select the larger image, and right click, then choose Wrap Text > Square, see screenshot:

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2. Repeat the first step to format the second smaller image

3. After formatting the two images, now, you just need to drag the smaller image above the larger image where you want to put as following screenshot shown:

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4. After putting the small image above the larger one, you can make the background of the smaller image transparent as you need. Please select the smaller image, and then click Format > Color > Set Transparent Color under the Picture Tools, see screenshot:

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5. Then, please click the background where you want to set transparent. Now, you can see, the background of the small picture has become transparent, see screenshot:

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    Amada · 1 months ago
    Thank you! No how do you pin together so that you can save the image (as a png or jpeg) as a whole? (with the smaller image on top of the larger?)


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      skyyang · 1 months ago
      Hello, Amada,
      To save the pictures as one image, please do with the following steps:
      1. Click to select the large picture, and then, on the Home tab, in the Clipboard group, click Copy.
      2. Still on the Home tab, click the arrow under Paste, and then click Paste Special in the Clipboard group.
      3. In the Paste Special dialog box, in the As list box, click one picture format you need, then click OK.
      4. Then a new picture is pasted, please right-click the image, and then click Save as Picture.
      Please try, hope it can help you!