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.
- OneDrive: You can insert an image stored on your OneDrive. You can also link other online accounts with your Microsoft account, such as Facebook and Flickr.
- Bing Image Search: You can use this option to search the Internet for images. By default, Bing only shows images that are licensed under Creative Commons, which means you can use them for your own projects. However, you should click the link to the image's website to see if there are any restrictions on how it can be used.
To insert an online picture:
- Place the insertion point where you want the image to appear.
- Select the Insert tab, then click the Online Pictures command.
- The Insert Pictures dialog box will appear.
- Choose Bing Image Search or your OneDrive. In our example, we'll use Bing Image Search.
- Press the Enter key. Your search results will appear in the box.
- Select the desired image, then click Insert.
- The image will appear in the document.
When adding images, videos, or music to your own projects, it's important to make sure you have the legal rights 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.