Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Figure 22-1: An image in a document.
The controls highlighted in Figure 22-1 are necessary because working with graphics in Word
involves more steps than simply inserting pictures into a document. See the section “Image Editing,”
later in this chapter.
After you insert a picture, or anytime an image is selected, the Picture Tools Format tab appears
on the Ribbon. Later sections in this chapter explain how to use the tools found on that tab.
Word recognizes and understands nearly all popular graphics file formats. The one format it
doesn’t understand is probably the one you need the most.
A cool thing to stick at the end of a letter is your signature. Use a desktop scanner to
digitize your John Hancock. Save your signature as an image file on your computer, and then
follow the preceding steps to insert the signature in the proper place in your document.
Inserting clip art
Clip art is a collection of images, both line art and pictures, that you’re free to use in your
documents. Inserting a clip art image works much like inserting a graphics image (see the preceding
section), except that the clip art is organized. You can search for an image by name or category. Here’s
how it goes:
1. On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click the Online Pictures button.
The Insert Pictures window appears.