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Microsoft KB Archive/106016

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Article ID: 106016

Article Last Modified on 8/16/2005


  • Microsoft Word 98 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 95 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 95a
  • Microsoft Word 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 6.0a
  • Microsoft Word 6.0c
  • Microsoft Word 6.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 6.01 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 6.01 for Macintosh

This article was previously published under Q106016


Drawing objects that you insert in the main text area of a Word document are printed over header or footer text, even if you send the drawing object to the back or behind the text.


By design, the drawing layer in the main text area of the document lies in front of the drawing layer for the header or footer.

The following diagram demonstrates how Word stacks drawings and text in each layer:

Cross Section of Word Document Layers

                                          /                   /|
                                         /   <SURFACE OF     / |
                                        /       PAPER>      /  |
                                       /                   /  /|
                 Front Drawing Layer  |-------------------|  / |
                     MAIN TEXT LAYER  |===================| / /|
                  Back Drawing Layer  |-------------------|/ / / 
                                      |                   | / / 
                 Front Drawing Layer  |-------------------|/ / 
   (Header/Footer) BOTTOM TEXT LAYER  |===================| / 
                  Back Drawing Layer  |-------------------|/ 


To place a drawing behind the header or footer text, create it in the header or footer drawing layer, and then send it to behind the text.


In the diagram earlier in this article, the main text layer of a document and its drawing layers are in front of objects and text in the bottom (header/footer) layer of the document. Therefore, if you send a drawing object to the back in the main text layer, other objects and text in that layer are printed over this object. However, all the drawing objects in the main text layer overprint those in the header/footer layer.

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