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You can add graphics created in other programs, scanned photographs, or digital pictures to a slide by using the Picture command on the Insert menu. When you use this command, you specify the source of the picture, as
To insert a picture from a file on your hard disk, removable disk, or network, you use the From File command on the Picture submenu. You can also click the Insert Picture button in a content placeholder.
To insert a picture from the clip art collection that comes with PowerPoint, you click the Clip Art command, which opens the Clip Art task pane.
For more information about clip art, see Inserting a Clip Art Image, earlier in this chapter.
If you have a scanner connected to the computer you are using, you can scan and insert a picture by using the From Scanner or Camera command. You can also use this command to download pictures from a digital camera.
When you insert pictures from files or from a scanner or digital camera, you can select multiple pictures, view thumbnails of them, and insert them all at once, which is faster than inserting them one at a time. After you insert any picture into your presentation, you can modify it by using the
If you have a collection of pictures on your hard disk, you can use PowerPoint to create a
. You can customize the album by using layout options such as oval
In this exercise, you will add pictures to a slide,
USE the InsertPic presentation and the graphic files named Picture01 , Picture02 , Picture03 , Picture04 , Picture05 , Picture06 , Picture07 , Picture08 , Picture09 , Picture10 , Picture11 , and Picture12 in the practice file folder for this topic. These practice files are located in the My Documents\Microsoft Press \PowerPoint 2003 SBS\AddingPicture\InsertingPic folder and can also be accessed by clicking Start/All Programs/Microsoft Press/PowerPoint 2003 Step by Step .
OPEN the InsertPic presentation.
Move to Slide 4, and in the
The Insert Picture dialog box appears.
On the Places bar, click the My Documents icon. Then navigate to the Microsoft Press \PowerPoint 2003 SBS\AddingPictures\InsertingPic folder.
If you do not see thumbnails of the pictures in this folder, click the down arrow to the right of the Views button on the Insert Picture dialog box s toolbar, and click Thumbnails.
In the list box, click Picture01 , and then click Insert .
The picture and the Picture toolbar appear.
Click a blank area of the upper-right content placeholder, and on the Insert menu, point to Picture , and then click From File .
In the Insert Picture dialog box, click Picture02 , and click Insert .
Using either the Insert Picture button or the Picture command, insert Picture03 in the lower-left content placeholder and Picture04 in the lower-right placeholder.
Click a blank area of the slide to see the results.
You can save a PowerPoint slide as a picture that you can then use in other programs. Display the slide you want to save, and click Save As on the File menu. Click the down arrow to the right of the Save as type box, click Windows Metafile, and then click Save.
On the Insert menu, point to Picture , and then click New Photo Album .
The Photo Album dialog box appears.
Click File/Disk , and when the Insert New Pictures dialog box appears, make sure that the contents of the My Documents\Microsoft Press\PowerPoint 2003 SBS \AddingPicture\InsertingPic folder are displayed.
In the list box, click Picture05 , scroll down to the bottom of the list box, hold down the [SHIFT] key, and then click Picture12 .
Eight pictures ”including Picture05 and Picture06, which are out of sight ”are selected.
Click Insert .
The Photo Album dialog box appears with the eight pictures listed in the Pictures in album list.
In the Album Layout area, click the down arrow to the right of the Picture layout box, and then click 4 pictures with title at the bottom of the drop-down list.
Click the down arrow to the right of the Frame shape box, and then click Oval .
Because the Picture12 file was created before the other seven files, it appears at the top of the list.
In the Pictures in album box, click Picture12 , and then click the Move Down button until the selected picture is at the bottom of the list.
Click Create .
The Photo Album dialog box
On the File menu, click Save As , check that the presentation will be saved in the My Documents\Microsoft Press\PowerPoint 2003 SBS\AddingPicture\InsertingPic folder, and click Save .
PowerPoint saves the Photo Album presentation in the specified folder.
On the Formatting toolbar, click the Design button, and in the Apply a design template list in the Slide Design task pane, click the Maple template used in the InsertPic Presentation. Then close the task pane.
Move to Slide 2, click the title placeholder, and type Artwork in the Herb Garden . Then assign the title More Garden Artwork to Slide 3.
Save the Photo Album presentation, and then at the right end of the menu bar, click the Close Window button (not the Close button at the right end of the title bar) to return to the InsertPic presentation.
On the Standard toolbar, click the Save button to save the InsertPic presentation.
CLOSE the InsertPic presentation.