INSERTING PICTURES - Microsoft Word
1) Open a new or existing document in Word.
2) Click on Insert, then on Picture, then on From File.
3) Find your picture by:
i) clicking on the Down Arrow next to "Look in:."
ii) clicking on the C: drive icon.
iii) clicking on the folder where your image is, such as: "My Documents" or "Adobe Photo Deluxe."
iv) double-click on a sub-folder (if necessary) under the folder above.
v) double-click on the icon for the image file you wish to insert.
4) Image files have the following "extensions" (the 3 letters or characters after the period in the file name):
.jpg .gif .bmp .tif .pcx .wmf .wpg .pic (and more),
such as "My Logo.gif" or "My Dog.jpg."
5) If the inserted image is too large, click in the middle of the image once, then click and drag the "handle" (small black square) at the lower right-hand corner of the frame of the picture up and to the left. (You may have to scroll down to see the handle.) Release the mouse button when the picture is the size you want.
6) To format the picture, right-click on the middle of the image, then click on Format Picture.
7) Click on the Wrapping tab. Select the text wrapping style that you would like:
i) Square – if you would like a square area around the picture that is free of text.
ii) Tight – if you would like the text to wrap close to the picture.
iii) Top & Bottom – if you would like the text to only be above and below the picture (not wrap to the left and right of the picture ).
8) Click on the Size tab. You can change the size of the image by typing in a new height and width (or by clicking on the tiny Up and Down Arrows).
9) You can also click into the "Scale" boxes and change the Height and Width there.
i) To change the aspect ratio (the ratio of the height to the width), click into the "Lock Aspect Ratio" box to clear the check mark in it.
ii) To change the scale of the picture relative to the original picture size (the original dimensions are given there), click into the "Relative to original picture size" box to clear the check mark in it.
10) Click on the Position tab. You can change the following attributes of the image by clicking into the boxes next to them to set or clear the checkmarks in them:
"Move object with text" – means that the picture will move if you insert text in front of it, or move the entire sentence, etc.
"Lock anchor" – means the picture will be kept on the same page as the text to which it is anchored. The picture can move with its anchor, but it always stays on the same page as the anchor. (To see the anchor icon , click on the Paragraph button .)
"Float over text" –means the picture will be treated differently from the text. It will not move when you insert text in front of it, etc.
11) Click on the Picture tab. You can click on the Down Arrow next to "Color" and select "Grayscale" or "Black & White" if you wish to change your picture to these colors. Otherwise, leave it set to "Automatic."
12) You can also click and drag the sliding buttons next to "Brightness" and "Contrast" to change these attributes of the picture.
13) Right-click on the picture, then click on "Show Picture Toolbar" if you wish to see the Picture Toolbar (which is a faster way to change some of the attributes of the picture than the above methods).
14) Click on the Cropping Tool button on the Picture Toolbar.
15) Click and drag with the Cropping Tool cursor on the handle at the lower right-hand corner to "crop" the picture (get rid of unwanted white spaces around the picture, for example).
16) When you are completely finished with editing the picture, click on the Close Picture button –or– click on the X button.