How to write text on an images using MS Word

This article gives step by step instructions to write text on images using MS Word software. You can use this option to make watermarks on images as well.

How to Write Text on Image for Free?

There are many services available on the net which allow you to write text on your choice of images but did you know that you can write text on image for free and everything will be of your own choice. Yes, one might like to use Paint for this job but perhaps that will not be at all too usable. See, paint has certain problems. First of all, you cannot get rid of the background which is never wanted, and secondary, you cannot have all the things of your choice, you cannot do too much editing in that text box of Paint. Now, here is how you can write text on image in your MS Word 2007. Yes, Microsoft Word 2007 is available almost to everyone. Here is how you can write text on image for free –

Step 1 – Insert Image in MS Word 2007

First of all you need to insert image in MS Word 2007. To do this, you need to go to Insert > Picture > Select Picture > Insert. Now you have successfully inserted an image in MS Word 2007 –

Step 2 – Draw Text Box

Now that you have inserted the picture in MS Word 2007, you should simply draw a text box, in which you will have to write a piece of text –

Step 3 – Write Text

After you have drawn the text box, it is obvious that you need to write something. So write the text of your choice, as below –

Step 4 – Eradicate Outline and Background

You have got many options, even you can use Paint but the problem with paint is that it does not allow you to get rid of outlines and backgrounds, so you actually need to eradicate both of them. Here is how you can do -

Click on the text box. On the Title Bar, "Picture Tools" will be highlighted. Then,
1. Click on Format > Shape Outline > No Outline – This will remove the outline from the text box.
2. Click on Format > Shape Fill > No Fill – This will remove the background.

Now if you wish, you can easily change the color of the text too. That is very easy. Just use the format options. The same can be used to increase or decrease the size of the font etc. too.

Step 5 – Using Paint

Now that you have successfully written text on the image, you cannot save that thing as a picture. For that, you will need Paint. Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Paint. Then take a screen shot of that edit picture in MS Word 2007. Now, paste the screen shot in Paint, edit it, and save it. Now you have successfully created a text on your choice of image -

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Guest Author: Nitin10 May 2012

Microsoft Publisher is 10 times better and easy.

Guest Author: Arun15 Nov 2012

Thank you for this useful article. So was, I was using Paint to add text to images before inserting them in to MS Word. Thanks for the tips.

Guest Author: Ayub21 Nov 2012

You are a genius dude!!

Guest Author: triund16 Feb 2019

thank you this helped.

Guest Author: dodo24 Feb 2020

Does not work at all!

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