How To Lock An Image In Google Docs

Google Docs is a powerful tool that offers a wide range of features for creating and editing documents. One such feature is the ability to add and manipulate images in your documents. But, what if you want to lock an image in place so that it doesn’t move as you make changes to your text? Unfortunately, Google Docs doesn’t directly offer this feature. However, there’s a workaround that you can use to achieve the same effect by adding the image to a drawing. Let’s take a look at how you can do this.

Step 1: Insert an Image

Firstly, go to the location in your document where you want to add the image. Click on the Insert menu, then select Image. Choose the image you want to include from your computer or Google Drive.

Step 2: Convert the Image to a Drawing

Once the image has been added to the document, click on the image to select it. Go to the Format menu, select Image, then click on Image Options.

On the Image Options panel, click on the three dots at the top right and choose Replace image then New in Google Drawings.

Step 3: Lock the Image

After your image opens in Google Drawings, click on the Select tool in the toolbar, then click on the image to select it. Right-click on the image and choose Order then Send to back.

Now, draw a transparent rectangle over the image by selecting the Shapes tool, choosing the rectangle shape, and drawing a rectangle that covers the entire image. Make sure to set the fill color of the rectangle to transparent.

Step 4: Save and Close

Click on the Save and Close button at the top right of the screen. This will close the Google Drawings window and return you to your Google Docs document. Now your image is locked in place!

Remember, although the image is now locked in your document, you can always go back to Google Drawings to make further changes to the image if needed.

While Google Docs may not offer a direct option to lock an image in place, with this handy workaround using Google Drawings, you can effectively achieve the same result. Happy editing!