Inserting Media Objects

When inserting media objects Office XP lets you do several things. Learn what they are in this free lesson.

Browsing clips

To learn more about clips, you may find it helpful to browse Microsoft's clip collections. You can use the Microsoft Clip Organizer to browse through media clips.

To browse clip collections using the Clip Organizer:
  • Choose InsertPictureClip Art.
  • The Insert Clip Art task pane opens.
  • Click the Clip Organizer link.
  • The Clip Organizer opens.
  • In the left pane, three collections are visible: My Collections, Office Collections, and Web Collections.
  • Click a collection title to display the contents of the folder.
  • The folder's contents display in the right pane.

Clip Organizer

Note: The first time you open the Insert Clip Art task pane, the following dialog box appears:

Add clips to Organizer dialog box

If you choose Now, the Clip Organizer organizes your current clips and places them in a folder called My Collections. Microsoft also features clips on its website. To view the clips, you must have an Internet connection.

To browse the clip collections on Microsoft's website:
  • Choose InsertPictureClip Art.
  • The Insert Clip Art task pane opens.
  • Click the Clips Online link.
  • The Microsoft Office Design Gallery opens.

OR

  • With the Clip Organizer open, click the Clips Online button to open the Microsoft Office Design Gallery.