Image Issues

Why do images in my merge template change position or do not appear at all in my merged content?

This article describes how to format images in your merge template to resolve issues with images changing position or not appearing at all in your merged content.

Applicable to the Google Docs Add-on Only

Handling Images

When inserting static images into your merge template, the text wrapping style must be set to Inline with text.

To do this, simply click on your image and select In line from the image options pop-up (see the blue arrow in the screenshot).

Alternatively, click on your image and then click Image options > Text Wrapping > Inline with text (see the red arrows in the screenshot).

WARNING: If any other text wrapping style is selected, your image may change position or may not appear at all in your merged content.

Organize Content in a Table

In situations where positioning images in-line with paragraph text is not desirable (e.g. if you wish to reposition an image relative to text), a workaround is to insert the in-line image within a table (see the screenshot below).

In the example below, the following formatting has been applied:

  • A table with two columns and one row has been inserted into the document template

  • The borders of the table have been colored white so as to be invisible (colored grey for illustrative purposes)

  • An in-line image has been inserted in the left-hand column of the table

  • Text has been inserted in the right-hand column of the table

The formatting above enables the positions of the image and the text to be changed relative to each other, without adjusting the image's text wrapping style.