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Inserting Your Own Pictures

You can access any image stored on your computer and insert it into a Word file. If you have a digital camera, you might end up being the only illustrator your documents need. Digital cameras make adding your own visual content easier than ever. You can transfer files from the camera to your computer’s hard drive, or you can store photos on a flash drive or memory card and access them from your PC.

To insert a picture stored on your computer or other plug-in devices, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Insert tab.
  2. Click Pictures to open the Insert Picture dialog box (see Figure 15.10).
    Figure 15.10

    FIGURE 15.10Use the Insert Picture dialog box to add pictures found on your computer.

  3. Navigate to the folder or drive containing the picture you want to use and click the filename.
  4. Click Insert.

After you add a picture, you can easily resize it by dragging its selection handles. You can also drag it around to move it to a new location in the document. Look for the familiar Layout Options icon that appears in the upper-right corner of a selected picture; you can use it to control text flow around a picture.

As soon as you insert a picture, the Picture Tools Format tab is added to the Ribbon. This specialized tab displays tools you can use to edit your picture. You can learn more about ways to modify an image in the next chapter.

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