Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Chapter 3: Handling Graphics, Photos, and Clip Art
What is clip art?
In the old days, long before the invention of
computers, people would buy clip-art books.
They would literally cut, or clip, images from
these books and paste them into posters,
letters, and advertisements.
Today’s clip art is the digital equivalent of
old-fashioned clip art. You can paste clip art
into computer applications such as Word,
PowerPoint, and Excel. You can resize clip-art
images without the images losing their integrity.
The clip art available to Office 2013 users isn’t
encumbered by licensing restrictions; it’s in the
public domain, and you can use it as you please.
Use clip art to decorate your files. Use it to help
illustrate an idea or simply to add a little
liveliness to your work. In my experience, the
hardest task where clip art is concerned is finding
the right image. You can choose from so many
images that finding the right one is a chore.
Resolution refers to how many pixels comprise a bitmap image. The higher
the resolution, the clearer the image. Resolution is measured in dots per inch
(dpi), sometimes called pixels per inch (ppi). Images with more dots — or
pixels — per inch are clearer and display more fineness of detail. When you
scan an image, the scanner permits you to choose a dots-per-inch setting.
High-resolution images look better but require more disk space than
lowresolution images. Figure 3-1 illustrates the difference between a
highresolution and low-resolution photograph.