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How do I control text wrapping around images?

I am using Confluence Cloud and have pages which have multiple images however I am finding that text is wrapping around some images but not others. I want to turn off text wrapping and not have to use the return key multiple times so that text appears after the image.

I cannot see any controls around how to control how text wraps around images in the Confluence Cloud settings.

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I'm using a little older version (6.7.3) of Confluence, but it can unset flowing: I had to select the image and click once again on the left align icon in the toolbar, and it turned off the feature. It also works with center and right align function.

I hope I can help you.

Hi Peter - I am using Confluence Cloud. Your suggestion worked.....but with a slight tweak.

I needed to select text from above the image, to a row of text beyond the image. I then clicked on the left align button for all of the image and text. I then just selected the image and clicked on the left align, and it properly aligned.

Thanks for your advice!

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@Paul Jones 

Hello Paul. 

I tried this, but it didn't resolve the issue. It allowed me to wrap text after the image, but not any text before the image. I want my image to be placed in the middle of a line of text. I was able to do this when we were using the server version, but I can't get it to work in the cloud version.

Test image wrapping.jpg

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Just hit the same issue. Any ideas how to overcome, or we have to live with it?

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Add me to the list too! Despite all my attempts, I get the same result. Hopefully they can fix alignment soon!

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Any movement on this? I would also like to have an image in the middle of text.

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I need it too.

Add me to the list, I need this, too.

This problem is even worse for lists (bulleted and numbered), they cannot be aligned with text in any way, which is really impossible when writing procedures.




Hi @Paul Jones,

When you insert an image and hit enter/return, you go to the next line where you can type-in text or add image or so on.. You must be knowing this already.

Text wrapping does not happen until you select one of the alignment options (left, centre, right) from the tool bar. But, it is definitely annoying that once you select the text wrap option, you cannot turn it off.

The only way to unwrap it is hitting enter multiple times until you reach the end of the length of your image and then to the next line below the image.

Hope this helps!



Thanks Sireesha.

This did help and resolve the problem.

It is pretty annoying how this is handled in Confluence as I think that text wraps around images on about 20% of images, but is above and below on the other 80% which is what I wanted. 

Sorry this comment was supposed to go at another place, but I cannot delete it.

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