Inserting Clip Art and Pictures

Adding pictures in Word documents can illustrate important information. In Word ClipArt is one way to make this possible.

Inserting clip art and pictures

Video: Clip Art and Pictures in Word 2010

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Adding clip art and pictures to your document can be a great way to illustrate important information or add decorative accents to existing text. You can insert images from your computer or search Microsoft's extensive selection of clip art to find the image you need. Once an image has been inserted, you can format text to wrap around the image.

To locate clip art:

  1. Select the Insert tab.
  2. Click the Clip Art command in the Illustrations group.
    The Clip Art command The Clip Art command
  3. The clip art options appear in the task pane to the right of the document.
  4. Enter keywords in the Search for: field that are related to the image you want to insert.
  5. Click the drop-down arrow in the Results should be: field.
  6. Deselect any types of media you do not want to see.
    Choosing which media types to display Choosing which media types to display
  7. If you also want to search for clip art on Office.com, place a check mark next to Include Office.com content. Otherwise, it will just search for clip art on your computer.
    Including Office.com content Including Office.com content
  8. Click Go.

To insert clip art:

  1. Review the results from a clip art search.
  2. Place your insertion point in the document where you want to insert the clip art.
  3. Click an image in the Clip Art pane. It will appear in the document.
    Selecting a Clip Art image Selecting a Clip Art image

You can also click the drop-down arrow next to the image in the Clip Art pane to view more options.

To insert a picture from a file:

  1. Place your insertion point where you want the image to appear.
  2. Select the Insert tab.
  3. Click the Picture command in the Illustrations group. The Insert Picture dialog box appears.
    Inserting a picture from a file Inserting a picture from a file
  4. Select the desired image file, then click Insert to add it to your document.
    Selecting an image file Selecting an image file

To resize an image, click and drag one of the corner sizing handles. The image will change size while keeping the same proportions. If you want to stretch it horizontally or vertically, you can use the side sizing handles.