Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Inserting a Picture in an Office File
Follow these steps to obtain a picture from the Internet:
1. Go to the Insert tab.
2. Click the Online Pictures button.
The Insert Pictures dialog box opens (see Figure 3-3).
3. Direct your search to Office.com, the Internet, or a SkyDrive folder.
You have come to a junction in the road:
• Office.com: Enter a search term and click the Search button (or
press Enter). Then scroll through the search results, select the
picture you want, and click the Insert button (see Figure 3-3).
• The Internet: Enter a search term in the Bing Image Search box and
click the Search button (or press Enter). Then scroll through the
search results, select a picture, and click Insert.
• A SkyDrive folder: Click the Browse button to open your SkyDrive
folder. Then locate the picture you want and click Insert.
Your next task is to move the image into position and perhaps change
its size. Chapter 4 of this mini-book explains how to manipulate pictures
and other objects.
Shooting a screenshot
Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook make it
easier than ever to take a picture of a screen
on your computer and insert it in a document,
slide, worksheet, or e-mail message. Follow
these steps to take a picture of a screen:
1. If you want to capture a portion of one
screen, open the screen.
2. On the Insert tab, click the Screenshot
A drop-down list shows you thumbnail
images of each screen that is open on your
3. Choose a thumbnail image to shoot an entire
screen, or choose Screen Clipping and drag
on-screen to shoot a portion of a screen.
A picture of the screen or a portion of the
screen lands in your document, slide,
worksheet, or e-mail message.
Here are a couple of other tried-and-true
techniques for capturing screens:
✓ Press PrtScn (the key to the right of F12) to
capture an entire screen to the Clipboard.
✓ Press Alt+PrtScn to capture the active part
of the screen to the Clipboard. For example,
to capture a dialog box, select the dialog
box and press Alt+PrtScn.
After the screen capture is on the Clipboard,
you can paste it where you will.