Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
3. In the middle section of the dialog box, choose how you want to format
The Style drop-down menu offers a selection of lines, including solid, dotted,
dashed, wavy, double, triple, and so on. The Color drop-down menu gives you
a choice of line colors—similar to the Shading menu shown in Figure 3-8. The
Width drop-down menu is where you choose a thickness for the border.
The Preview changes as you make your selections to give you an idea of how
the table will look.
Your table now has a custom-designed border.
Picture this: You’re writing to family members about your new puppy, trying to
describe just how darn cute he is. You could write a couple of paragraphs and still not
get the message across as eloquently as one big-eyed puppy photo could.
Images enliven a document, adding visual interest and illustrating key points.
Whether you’re adding snapshots of the kids to a holiday letter, putting flow charts
into a project management plan, or showing screenshots of designs for a website,
showing—not just telling—is what makes your documents stand out.
Inserting a Picture
If you’ve got a picture stored on your computer—like that photo of your cute puppy—
you can insert it into a document. Position the cursor where you want the image
to appear, and then select Insert ➝ Picture (Alt, N, P). This opens the Insert Picture
dialog box, shown in Figure 3-11. Navigate to the file, click to select it, and then click
the Insert button. Word puts the picture wherever you first positioned the cursor.
Tip: Here’s a quick way to get a picture into your document. Open Windows Explorer and size the
window so you can see both Windows Explorer and your document on your computer screen. In Windows
Explorer, find and select the image you want. Drag it into the Word document and drop it in place.