how to reposition graphic in Word after move 'behind text'

I am making bordered signs (2 to a portrait ltr sized page).
When I add a graphic, it hides the border and makes it difficult to place exactly where it should be.
I then move it to be 'behind text' and my text and border appear again and I can see that the graphic placement needs minor adjustments.
However, I am unable to find the handles to move it into the desired position. Sometimes while clicking away, the handles appear, but mostly I loose a lot of time trying to find them.
Is there a way to have the handles visible, so that the graphic can be moved more efficiently to line up with a border, for instance?
Have looked in Word 2007 Manual, but can't find an answer to my dilemma.

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Beware using Word for layout.

I can only guess you haven't seen what happens when you move this file to another PC or change your default printer. It pretty much destroys your layout.

But let's say you are going to keep at it. Here's a tip on getting it selected ->

Good luck and my advice is to get some other app that is about layout since this is not what Word is about.

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Using Word for layout

Hi, Bob
Would love to get some easier app for layout, but right now, Word is all I know.
I have been asked to make up signs for a rather elaborate and formal flower show
that the Garden Club I belong to is staging.
It always amazes me what I am able to get Word to do with a LOT of tweaking, patience,
and trial and error.
Had to get this done today and was able to get some 70-plus signs of various sizes and
orientation laid out, bordered, and printed.
My feeling right now is a mixture of a sense of accomplishment and relief,
and one of never agreeing to do it again. Then again, I've learned a lot in the process.

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