Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Adding and Editing Pictures and Screenshots
ChAPTER 17
Adding and Editing Pictures
and Screenshots
Adding Art to Your Word Documents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 523
Editing Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 532
Removing Picture Backgrounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 539
Enhancing Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541
Modifying Shapes and Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 544
Adding Screenshots and Clippings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 553
Arranging Art on the Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 553
What’s Next? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 559
P icture editing is one of the big stories in Word 2010. Now you can place, edit, enhance,
and arrange your pictures—which might include clip art, photos, drawings, and even
screen captures—easily and with style on your document pages.
With literally just a few clicks of the mouse, you can add, edit, and stylize images in your
document in a variety of ways: adding shadows and frames, applying three-dimensional
(3-D) styles, changing colors, angles, and much more. And new artistic effects give you a
great range of special filters you can apply to your art; an ordinary, everyday photo can
become a pencil sketch, a watercolor painting, or look as though it’s wrapped in plastic!
This gives you a tremendous amount of flexibility for the art you use on your pages, which,
in turn, helps you capture and keep the reader’s attention while creating the professional
effect you want.
Of all the things you can do in Word 2010 to make your documents look inviting and
professional, the features covered in this chapter are second only to the ability to add Themes
(which, as you learned in Chapter 4, “Templates and Themes for a Professional Look,”
provide you with the ability to stylize your entire document—heads, text, and more—with a
single click of the mouse button). So have fun, experiment, and get creative!
Adding Art to Your Word Documents
Word 2010 makes it easy to illustrate the concepts in your documents, no matter what your
objective might be; for example, to show off a new product, entice people to subscribe to
your blog, encourage folks to daydream a little, or just give your readers’ eyes a rest. As
shown in the graphic that follows, you’ll find an Illustrations group (on the Insert tab on
the Ribbon ) containing all the tools you need to create various types of images.
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