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Microsoft Word 2003/2004

Working with Images

Adding visual components to your documents can enhance or reinforce your message. Images from clip art collections, WordArt, the Internet, or scanned images can be added to your Word documents.

This document provides instruction on how to work with images in your Word documents:

return to topAdding Images

Adding images from a variety of sources, including scanned images, images saved from the Internet, and clip art, is easy in Word 2003/2004. The extensive Clip Art Gallery provides easy access to images. For more information on adding Clip Art images, refer to Office 2003: Using Clip Art.

  1. Click the location where you want the image to appear

  2. From the Insert menu, select Picture » From File...
    Windows: The Insert Picture dialog box appears.
    Macintosh: The Choose a Picture dialog box appears.

  3. Windows: Using the Look in pull-down list, locate and select the desired image
    Macintosh: Using the navigational tools, locate and select the desired image

  4. Click INSERT
    The image appears in your document.

return to topPositioning Images

Once you have inserted an image into your document, you can easily position or resize it as needed. For instructions on resizing images, refer to Resizing Objects.

NOTE: To drag images in Word, the wrapping style of the image cannot be In line with text.

  1. Click and hold the center of the image
    Windows: The cursor turns into a four-headed arrow when you are able to move the image.
    Macintosh: The cursor turns into a closed hand when you are able to move the image.

  2. Drag the image to the desired location

  3. Release the mouse button
    The image is now in the desired location.

return to topWrapping Text

Once you have inserted a picture into your document, you can control the way text will wrap around it. Word has three options for wrapping text around an image: the menu option, the mouse option, and the toolbar option.

Wrapping Text: Menu Option

  1. Select the image

  2. From the Format menu, select Picture...
    The Format Picture dialog box appears.

  3. Select the Layout tab
    Format Picture dialog box

  4. Under Wrapping style, select the desired wrapping option

  5. Under Horizontal alignment, select the desired alignment option
    HINT: For more options, click ADVANCED...

  6. Click OK

Wrapping Text: Mouse Option

  1. Double click the image
    OR
    Windows: Right click the image » select Format Picture...
    Macintosh: Press [control] + click the image » select Format Picture...
    The Format Picture dialog box appears.

  2. Select the Layout tab

  3. Under Wrapping style, select the desired wrapping option

  4. Under Horizontal alignment, select the desired alignment option
    HINT: For more options, click ADVANCED...

  5. Click OK

Wrapping Text: Toolbar Option

Once you insert an image, the Picture toolbar should automatically appear. If the Picture toolbar does not appear, refer to Picture Options.

  1. Windows: On the Picture toolbar, click TEXT WRAPPINGText Wrapping button» select the desired wrapping option
    Macintosh: On the Picture toolbar, click thedown arrownext to MORE BUTTONS » select Text Wrapping » select the desired wrapping option
    Text Wrapping pull-down list

return to topPicture Options

Once you have inserted a picture into your document, many options can enhance the look of your image. The Picture toolbar lets you change the appearance of your image by providing options such as line style, transparency, contrast, changing color, and cropping. For information on Picture toolbar options, refer to Common Toolbar Buttons.

  1. From the View menu, select Toolbars » Picture
    The Picture toolbar appears.
    NOTE: The Picture toolbar is displayed if a checkmark appears before it.

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