Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Inserting and Formatting Pictures in a Word Document
Find the appropriate graphical image.
To use a graphical image, also called a graphic, in a Word document, the image must be
stored digitally in a i le. Files containing graphical images are available from a variety of
sources:
Word includes a collection of predei ned graphical images that you can insert in a document.
Plan
Ahead
Microsoft has free digital images on the Web for use in a document. Other Web sites also
have images available, some of which are free, while others require a fee.
You can take a picture with a digital camera or camera phone and
download it, which is
the process of copying the digital picture from the camera or phone to your computer.
With a scanner, you can convert a printed picture, drawing, or diagram to a digital i le.
If you receive a picture from a source other than yourself, do not use the i le until you are cer-
tain it does not contain a virus. A virus is a computer program that can damage i les and programs
on your computer. Use an antivirus program to verify that any i les you use are virus free.
Establish where to position and how to format the graphical image.
The content, size, shape, position, and format of a graphic should capture the interest of
passersby, enticing them to stop and read the l yer. Often, the graphic is the center of attrac-
tion and visually the largest element on a l yer. If you use colors in the graphical image, be
sure they are part of the document’s color scheme.
Plan
Ahead
To Insert a Picture
The next step in creating the l yer is to insert one of the digital pictures of the dog so that it is centered on
the blank line below the headline. The picture, which was taken with a camera phone, is available on the Data Files
for Students. See the inside back cover of this topic for instructions on downloading the Data Files for Students, or
contact your instructor for information about accessing the required i les.
The following steps insert a centered picture, which, in this example, is located in the Chapter 01 folder in the
Word folder in the Data Files for Students folder on a USB l ash drive.
1
Insert tab
Position the insertion
Insert Picture
from File
button
point on the blank line
below the headline,
which is the location
where you want to
insert the picture.
Click the Center
button (Home tab |
Paragraph group) to
center the paragraph
that will contain the
picture.
groups on Ribbon change
to show commands related
to inserting, because Insert
tab now is active tab
insertion point
and paragraph
centered
picture will be
inserted on this
blank line
Click Insert on the
Ribbon to display
the Insert tab
(Figure 1– 44).
Figure 1– 44
2
With your USB l ash drive connected to one of the computer’s USB ports, click the Insert Picture from File button (Insert tab |
Illustrations group) (shown in Figure 1-44) to display the Insert Picture dialog box (shown in Figure 1-45 on the next page).
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