Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Placing Objects
Placing Objects
Although this chapter focuses predominantly on ways to add text content to your
document (pictures, diagrams, and screenshots are covered in Chapters 16 through 18), there’s
no denying that the pictures, tables, diagrams, and objects you add to your pages add a lot.
Depending on the type of content object you want to add, you will use one of the
following procedures to add content to your document:
Copy and paste a picture, chart, or diagram from another document
Choose one of the tools in the Illustrations group on the Insert tab to add the object
of your choice
Select Object in the Text group on the Insert tab to create or insert images, charts,
worksheets, slides, and more
When you are adding content to your pages, it’s a good idea to keep in mind where
you want some of those key elements to go. You might, for example, just add the line
“INSERT TABLE” at a point in the document where you want to create a table to
illustrate important concepts. You might add little notes to yourself about where you want
screenshots to go, how you hope to illustrate a story, and where you want to do some
research and add links that might be relevant to the document section. You can create
a new style to make your “notes to self” stand out (see Chapter 12, “Applying and
Customizing Quick Styles,” for more about styles) or add a comment (on the Review tab,
choose New Comment in the Comments group) to create a reminder.
Things to Consider for Long Documents
A s you’re adding content to your document—or planning the content you want to
create—you might discover that the document is outgrowing your original vision.
If the file will contain sections, illustrations, tables, citations, and more, you might want
to consider some of the features Word 2010 includes to help you ensure that your long
document is easy to navigate, edit, and share:
Add a table of contents to help readers find the sections they are most interested
in. See Chapter 23, “Preparing Tables of Contents and Indexes,” for details.
Use headers and footers to help readers determine where they are in the file.
Chapter 5, “Customizing Page Setup and Controlling Pagination,” introduced you
to the process for adding headers and footers.
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