Place objects inside a text box or shape in Numbers on Mac
You can paste images, image galleries, videos, text boxes, shapes, and equations inside a text box or shape. The inner (nested) object is automatically placed inline with any text in the outer text box or shape (parent object), so that it sits with and moves with the text as you type.
Place objects inline with text in a text box or shape
If you haven’t already added a text box or shape to your sheet, or haven’t added the object you want to paste inside it, click the object buttons in the toolbar to add the objects you want to work with.
Select the object you want to nest inside a text box or shape, then press Command-X to cut it.
If the object is on the sheet, click to select it; if it’s inline with text, double-click to select it.
Double-click the text box or shape where you want to paste the object so the insertion point appears inside it, then press Command-V to paste the object.
The pasted object is nested inside the parent object. If you see a clipping indicator at the bottom of the object, you need to resize it to see all of its contents.
To add text, click inside the text box or shape so you see the insertion point, then type.
If you accidentally select the nested object (three selection handles appear), click outside it to move the insertion point into the parent object.
Tip: If the nested object is a text box or shape, you can type or paste an image, shape, or equation inside it. Select the nested object, click (if it’s a text box) or double-click (if it’s a shape) inside the nested object to see the insertion point, then type or paste the object.
Move an inline object to the sheet
You can move an inline object to the sheet so that it’s no longer nested inside another object.
Double-click the inline object to select it.
In the Format sidebar, click the Arrange tab.
Click Move to Sheet.