Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Adding Great-Looking Graphics
To locate the clip(s) you want to insert into the current worksheet in the
Insert Pictures dialog box, in the Office.com Clip Art text box, type in a
keyword describing the type of image you need and then press Enter or click the
Search button (with the magnifying glass icon).
Excel 2013 then displays a scrollable list of thumbnails for all the clip art
images that match your keyword in the Insert Pictures dialog box. Click a
thumbnail in the list to display a short description plus the size (in pixels)
of the image in the lower-left corner of the Insert Pictures dialog box (see
Figure 10-10).
Figure 10-10:
Selecting
a clip art
image to
download
into the
current
worksheet.
To get a better view of a particular image whose thumbnail you’ve
highlighted or selected in the list, click the View Larger button that appears in the
thumbnail’s lower-right corner (the magnifying glass with a plus sign in it).
Excel then displays a slightly larger version of the thumbnail in the center of
the dialog box while at the same time blurring out all the other thumbnails in
the background.
To insert a particular clip art image into the current worksheet,
doubleclick its thumbnail if it’s not already selected in the list. If the thumbnail is
selected, you can insert it by clicking the Insert button or by pressing Enter.
Inserting images from the web
In addition to downloading clip art from the Microsoft Office.com
website, you can also download pictures from the web using the Bing search
engine. To download an image with Bing, open the Insert Pictures dialog box
(Alt+NF), then click in the Search Bing text box where you type the keyword
for the types of images you want to locate. After you press Enter or click
the Search button (the magnifying glass icon), the Insert Pictures dialog box
displays a scrollable list of thumbnails for images matching your keyword.
You can then click a thumbnail in the list to display a short description plus
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