Pictures and Text Wrapping

Adding pictures in Word documents can illustrate important information, and in Word text wrapping helps separate words from pictures.

Inserting online pictures

If you don't have the picture you want on your computer, you can find a picture online to add to your document. Word offers two options for finding online pictures:

Previously, you also had the option to insert clip art images from Office.com, but this service has been discontinued. Instead, you can use Bing Image Search to find images for your document.

To insert an online picture:

  1. Place the insertion point where you want the image to appear.


    Screenshot of Word 2013Placing the insertion point
  2. Select the Insert tab, then click the Online Pictures command.


    Screenshot of Word 2013Clicking the Online Pictures command
  3. The Insert Pictures dialog box will appear.
  4. Choose Bing Image Search or your OneDrive. In our example, we'll use Bing Image Search.
    Screenshot of Word 2013Typing a search term
  5. Press the Enter key. Your search results will appear in the dialog box.
  6. Select the desired image, then click Insert.


    Screenshot of Word 2013Inserting a search result
  7. The image will appear in the document.


    Screenshot of Word 2013The inserted clip art

When adding images, videos, or music to your own projects, it's important to make sure you have the legal right to use them. Most things you buy or download online are protected by copyright, which means you may not be allowed to use them. For more information, visit our Copyright and Fair Use lesson.