Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
The different types of goobers are found on the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group.
You can also copy any image from another program in Windows and paste the image into Word
by using the Paste button found in the Clipboard group on the Home tab — or just press Ctrl+V.
The easiest type of image to paste is one that’s found on the Internet. Right-click the
image on a web page, all while dutifully remaining aware of various copyright laws around the
world, and choose the Copy Image (or similar) command from the pop-up menu. Then you can
paste the image into your document: Press Ctrl+V.
Images are placed inline with your text, which means that they appear wherever the
insertion pointer is blinking. You can, however, lay out the image in a variety of ways inside
your document. Refer to the directions in the section “Images in and around Your Text,” later in
this chapter.
Plopping down a picture
The most common type of graphical goober you stick into a document is a picture. Assuming that
the image exists and you know where to find it on your computer, you can follow these steps to plop
the image into your document:
1. Click the mouse wherever you want to place the image in your document, or at an
approximate spot.
You can always move the image later; the job for now is to get the image into the document.
2. From the Insert tab’s Illustrations group, click the Pictures button.
3. Use the Insert Picture dialog box controls to browse for the image you want.
4. Click to select the image.
5. Click the Insert button.
The image is slapped down into your document.
Figure 22-1 illustrates how the image looks, highlighting some of the features you can use to adjust
the image.
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