How to Delete Wrapped Text in Microsoft Word

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Although deleting text is usually an easy task, deleting wrapped text can pose more of a challenge. Sometimes, if you delete the first word in a block of wrapped text, Word will also delete the picture or object that the text is wrapped around. By using the right method, however, you can avoid this problem. If you want to delete the text only because you don't want it to wrap to a picture or object anymore, you can simply unwrap the text, rather than deleting it altogether.

Delete Wrapped Text

  • Select the wrapped text by clicking and dragging, but omit the first word or letter if your selection includes the very first line of wrapped text.

  • Press "Delete" or "Backspace" on your keyboard.

  • Press "Backspace" a few times to delete the first letter or word, if you omitted it in the first Step.

Unwrap Text

  • Click on the picture or object that the text is wrapped around.

  • Click the "Format" tab on the Ribbon.

  • Click the "Text Wrapping" icon on the Ribbon, in the group marked Arrange. On the drop-down menu, click "In Line with Text."

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