Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Making Your Pictures Look Great
location (if, for example, it has been renamed or deleted, or if it’s on a server drive that’s not
currently available), a red X appears instead of the picture.
Insert And Link embeds the picture file in the document and includes a link to the
original file. When you open a document, if the linked file is available, Office displays it; if not,
Office displays the embedded version.
That’s all there is to it. After you insert a picture, you can select it, move it, resize it, and
work with it in various ways, as described in the next section, “Making Your Pictures Look
Great.”
INSIDE OUT Choose a better default wrapping style for pictures in Word
When you insert a picture or screenshot in Word, by default it is placed at the
insertion point. A graphic positioned this way (which is called In Line With Text) acts like any
other letter or symbol in the text stream: when you type to the left of the graphic, it
shifts to the right until it no longer its and then wraps to the next line. In-line
graphics work best in layouts that have text above and below each picture (like most of the
screen illustrations in this topic, for example) but not beside them. Place each picture
in its own paragraph to use this style.
You can be much more creative in your layouts by setting pictures so that text “wraps”
around them. To change the wrapping style for a picture, right-click it and choose Wrap
Text. For details, see “Adding Pictures and Graphics” on page 237.
If you find yourself frequently changing the wrapping style, you should change the
default. To do that, click File, Options. In the Word Options dialog box, click Advanced.
Under Cut, Copy, And Paste, locate Insert/Paste Pictures As, and select an option.
Making Your Pictures Look Great
Programs in Office 2010 include picture editing tools that rival many stand-alone programs
for editing digital images. Using just the tools in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Outlook, you
can apply artistic touches such as blurs, paint strokes, and mosaic effects. A number of
predeined picture styles include borders, reflections, 3-D effects, and perspective tilting. You
can automatically outline the subject of a photo and remove the background. Other tools
let you overlay text in creative ways. And then there are the more mundane tasks: making
color corrections; adjusting brightness, contrast, and sharpness; and resizing photos. A new
cropping tool even makes it easier to see what you’re removing from the image.
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