Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Inserting and modifying images
Email is a means of communicating information to other people, and, as the old saying
goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Using Outlook 2013, you can communicate
visual information in the following ways:
▪ Share photographs with other people by attaching the photos to messages or
embedding them in messages.
▪ Share information from websites, documents, and other visual presentations by
capturing images of your screen directly from Outlook and then inserting those images
in your message.
▪ Explain complicated processes and other business information by creating SmartArt
graphics within messages or by embedding SmartArt graphics that you create in
other Office 2013 programs.
▪ Communicate statistical information by creating a chart within a message.
▪ Decorate message content by inserting clip art images.
You can insert all these types of images from the Illustrations group on the Insert tab into
the content pane of an email message, calendar item, or task, or into the notes pane of a
contact record. (One exception: you can’t insert an image into a note.)
SEE ALSO For information about SmartArt graphics and charts, see “Creating and
formatting business graphics” later in this chapter.
Pictures are created outside of Word—photographs from digital cameras, clip art images,
or files created by using a computer graphics program. You can insert digital photographs
or pictures created in almost any program into an Outlook email message. You specify the
source of the picture you want to insert by clicking one of the following two buttons, which
are located in the Illustrations group on the Insert tab:
▪ Pictures Click this button to insert a picture that is saved as a file on your computer,
on a network drive, or on a device (such as a digital camera) that is connected to your
▪ Online Pictures Click this button to insert a royalty-free clip art image from the
Office.com website, a web search result from Bing, or an image stored on your
Microsoft SkyDrive or another online source.