I created a GIF file and successfully inserted it on a blank document. Now it seems I cannot put my cursor on top of it, meaning I cannot insert table, smaller jpg image, text, etc. Advice would be much appreciated.
Remove your image from the page. Go to Modify->Page Properties. Then for Appearance (CSS) there is an option for a background image for your page. Browse to your image and then it will be a background that you can place your content over.