Word offers many useful features for working with various objects, such as images, photographs, text boxes, shapes, WordArt objects. All visual objects, excluding tables and equations, are figures in Microsoft Word. One of the most challenging steps in formatting objects is placing them with the text content. The Layout dialog box controls the positioning of figures.
Some documents have digital photographs and images created and saved in other programs that make documents entertaining or convey information better than words. These types of images are referred to as pictures.
A bookmark marks a place (word, phrase, object, etc.) in the document for navigation from other places. Bookmarks are often used to display the bookmarked content elsewhere in the document. A unique name identifies each bookmark, and you can create as many bookmarks as you like in the document.
Word doesn’t always keep up with changes in a document. For example, Word automatically updates fields in text boxes and shapes after insert but doesn’t update them after deleting or moving. It is better to update fields manually after such changes.
Ordinals (also known as ordinal numerals or ordinal number words) represent the position in a series. They describe the numerical position of an object, e.g., first, second, third, etc. By default, Word converts ordinal numbers to superscripts:
All visual objects in the document, including images, charts, photographs, diagrams, and other informative non-textual (visual) content, require Alternative text (Alt text) descriptions. Adding alt text can help people understand the content of images, graphs, and other similar objects. Alt text is read aloud when a screen reader meets such a visual object.
In Word, if a document is too long or too wide, problems arise with editing and even positioning the cursor to the desired page, section, picture, equation, etc. Fortunately, Word offers a very convenient feature for jumping between elements of the specific type: from heading to heading, from page to page, or from picture to picture, etc.