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Word 2007: Inserting ClipArt & Pictures

Word 2007: Inserting ClipArt & Pictures

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 Word document 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.

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Figure 26. 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.

And, if you combine your knowledge of indents, text wrapping and ClipArt together, you’ll be able to create those stunning documents that you’ve only admired from afar until now.

Inserting ClipArt

1.       Position your cursor where you want the new ClipArt image to go

2.       Choose the ClipArt command in the Illustrations group on the Insert tab
(the ClipArt Task Pane will open)

3.       Enter a search term and click Go

4.       Click the drop-down arrow next to your chosen image

5.       Click Insert



 

Inserting Pictures

1.       Position your cursor where you want the selected Picture to go

2.       Choose the Picture command in the Illustrations group on the Insert tab

Figure 28. Insert Picture Dialog Box

3.       Select your image

4.       Click Insert

 

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