Chances are good that you’ve heard of ClipArt. And, if you haven’t heard of it, you’ve probably seen it in one form or another.
Inserting ClipArt or other pictures into your PowerPoint presentation is called Embedding. Embedding simply means that you’re taking a copy of the original image and placing it on your drawing. With embedding, there is no link to the source image. So, if you change the image once it’s on your drawing, the original image will remain unchanged.
Figure 3. ClipArt Sample
You can insert images from several places. In addition to having access to the Microsoft ClipArt Gallery with images stored locally on your computer and a wealth of images you can search for on the Microsoft website, you can insert any number of image files including .gif, .jpg, .tif and .bmp – just to name a few.
Figure 4. ClipArt Task Pane
When inserting ClipArt into your presentations, just remember that “less is more.” It isn’t necessary to add ClipArt to every slide to make an impact.
Position your cursor where you want the new ClipArt image to go
Choose Insert: Picture: ClipArt… from the Menu bar (the ClipArt Task Pane will open)
Enter a search term and click Go
Click the drop-down arrow next to your chosen image
Position your cursor where you want the selected Picture to go
Choose Insert: Picture: From File… from the Menu bar (the ClipArt Task Pane will open)
Figure 5. Insert Picture Dialog Box
3. Select your image
4. Click Insert