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Microsoft Office 2007

Manipulating Clip Art

Once you have inserted clip art into your document, you can easily move or modify the clip art to 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 topMoving Clip Art

You can easily move clip art from one location to another on your page.

NOTE: By default, clip art is inserted into the document as In line with text. By modifying the text wrapping style, the clip art can be moved more freely on the page. See Using Text Wrap for options on modifying text wrapping styles.

Moving Clip Art: Mouse Option

  1. Select the clip art you wish to move by clicking it

  2. While holding down the mouse button, 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 Quick Access toolbar, click UNDOUndo arrow

Moving Clip Art: Ribbon Option

NOTE: The Ribbon option for moving clip art is available only in Word and Publisher.

  1. Select the clip art by double clicking it
    The Format command tab appears.

  2. In the Arrange group, click POSITIONPosition toolbar» select desired position option
    The clip art is repositioned.

Moving Clip Art: Dialog Box Option

NOTE: The Advanced Layout dialog box allows for more precise positioning.

  1. Select the clip art by double clicking it
    The Format command tab appears.

  2. In the Arrange group, click POSITIONPosition toolbar» select More Layout Options
    The Advanced Layout dialog box appears.

  3. Select the Picture Position tab, as appropriate
    HINT: The Picture Position tab allows you to align your clip art vertically and horizontally, as desired. Advanced Layout Picture Position Options

  4. Make the appropriate changes

  5. Click OK
    The clip art is repositioned.

return to topModifying Clip Art

You can modify clip art by using the commands on the Picture Tools tab. To see the functions of specific buttons in the groups, see Overview of Clip Art: Common Command Tab Buttons. Some examples of modifying clip art include recoloring, changing or adding borders, repositioning, or cropping an image.

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