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Microsoft Office 2003

Using Clip Art

You can use Clip Art to add pictures to your document and make it more dynamic, colorful, and creative. You can obtain Clip Art from the Microsoft Clip Organizer and by importing it from the Web.

return to topInserting Clip Art

Inserting free Clip Art in Office 2003 is easy and can add creativity to your document.

Inserting Clip Art: Search Option

  1. From the Insert menu, select Picture » Clip Art...
    The Clip Art task pane appears.
    Clip Art task pane

  2. In the Search for text box, type keywords related to the Clip Art you desire

  3. Click GO
    In the Results section, a list of images appears.

  4. Click the image you want to insert
    The Clip Art is now inserted into the document.

  5. OPTIONAL: Repeat steps 2-4 as necessary

Inserting Clip Art: Browse Option

  1. From the Insert menu, select Picture » Clip Art...
    The Clip Art task pane appears.

  2. Under the Results section, click ORGANIZE CLIPS...
    The Microsoft Clip Organizer dialog box appears.
    Microsoft Clip Organizer dialog box

  3. In the Collection List section, click the plus sign before Office Collections
    A list of Clip Art categories appears.

  4. Select a category
    In the right half of the window, a list of Clip Art appears.
    HINT: A plus sign indicates subfolders (more specific categories).

  5. Move the pointer over the desired piece of Clip Art

  6. Click the arrow next to the Clip Art » select Copy
    Clip Art Quick menu

  7. Return to the document you are creating by closing Microsoft Clip Organizer

  8. From the Edit menu, select Paste
    The Clip Art appears in the document.

return to topUsing Text Wrap

NOTE: The text wrap feature is available only in Word and Publisher.

By default, Clip Art is inserted in Word documents as In line with text. Before you can move or reposition it, you must change the wrapping style. The text wrap feature also allows you several options for positioning your Clip Art image in or around text.

Using Text Wrap: Toolbar Option

  1. Select the Clip Art image
    The Picture toolbar appears.
    NOTE: If the Picture toolbar does not appear, from the View menu, select Toolbars » Picture.
    Picture toolbar

  2. On the Picture toolbar, click TEXT WRAPPINGText wrapping button
    The Text Wrapping pull-down list appears.

  3. From the list, select the appropriate Text Wrapping option:

    • In Line with Text: the image is placed on the same line as the surrounding text
    • Square: text is wrapped squarely around the image
    • Tight: text is wrapped closely and completely around the image
    • Behind Text: the image is placed behind the text
    • In Front of Text: the image is in front of the text, blocking the text from view
    • Top and Bottom: the image is placed between lines of text
    • Through: text is wrapped closely around the image
    • Edit Wrap Points: you can select where you want the text to wrap around the image

  4. OPTIONAL: To deselect the Clip Art, click somewhere else in the document

Using Text Wrap: Quick Menu Option

  1. Right click the Clip Art » select Format Picture...
    The Format Picture dialog box appears.

  2. Select the Layout tab

  3. In the Wrapping style section, select the appropriate style

  4. Click OK
    The text is wrapped.

return to topMoving Clip Art

You can easily move Clip Art from one location to another on your page.

Moving Clip Art: Mouse Option

  1. Select the Clip Art you wish to move by clicking it once

  2. Drag the Clip Art to the desired location on the page

  3. Release the mouse button
    The Clip Art is moved to the new location.
    NOTE: If you are not satisfied with the results, on the toolbar, click UNDOUndo button

Moving Clip Art: Menu Option

Word and Publisher:

For more precise positioning, including text wrap options, access the Advanced options:

  1. Select the Clip Art

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

  3. Select the Layout tab

  4. In the Layout tab, click ADVANCED...

  5. Choose the Picture Position or Text Wrapping tab as appropriate

  6. Make the appropriate changes

  7. Click OK

  8. Click OK

return to topModifying Clip Art

You can modify Clip Art by using the features on the Drawing toolbar. To see the functions of specific buttons on the toolbar, see Common Toolbar Buttons in the document Overview of Clip Art.

  1. Select the Clip Art you want to modify

  2. On the Drawing or Picture toolbar, click the appropriate button

return to topAdding to the Microsoft Clip Organizer

You can add to the Microsoft Clip Organizer by importing files that are saved on a floppy disk or hard-drive. To add Clip Art from the Web, see Importing Clip Art from the Web.

  1. From the Insert menu, select Picture » Clip Art...
    The Clip Art task pane appears.

  2. Under the Results section, click ORGANIZE CLIPS...
    The Microsoft Clip Organizer dialog box appears.

  3. From the File menu, select Add Clips to Organizer » On My Own...
    The Add Clips to Organizer dialog box appears.

  4. Using the Look in pull-down list, navigate to the drive and/or folder containing the file you want to add

  5. Select the file you want to import (add)

  6. Click ADD TO...
    The Import to Collection dialog box appears.

  7. Select the desired collection in which your file should appear
    OR
    To create a new collection,
    1. Click NEW...
      The New Collection dialog box appears.
    2. In the Name text box, type a name for the collection
    3. Under the Select where to place the collection section, select the folder to contain the collection
    4. Click OK
      A new category is added.

  8. Click OK

  9. Click ADD
    The Clip Art is now added to the collection.

  10. OPTIONAL: To add keywords to describe (and to aid in searching for) the new Clip Art,
    1. Right click the Clip Art » select Edit Keywords...
      The Keywords dialog box appears.
    2. In the Keyword text box, type a keyword
    3. Click ADD
      The keyword now appears in the Keywords for current clip scroll box.
    4. Repeat steps b-c for each keyword
    5. When finished, click OK

  11. To close the Microsoft Clip Organizer dialog box, in the upper right corner of the dialog box, click the X

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