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Objective 1. Insert and Modify Clip Art and Pictures

Graphic images can be inserted into a document from many sources. A clip is a media file, including art, sound, animation, or movies. Recall that clip art images are predefined graphic images that can be inserted from files provided with Microsoft Office or downloaded from the Microsoft Office Web site. Pictures can be scanned from photographs or slides, taken with a digital camera, or downloaded from the Web.

Activity 3.1. Inserting Clip Art

1.

Start Word. On the Standard toolbar, click the New button . If necessary, display the formatting marks and set the Zoom to Page Width. If necessary, close the Getting Started task pane.
 

2.

From the File menu, display the Page Setup dialog box, and then change the Left margin to 1" and the Right margin to 1". Click OK.
 

3.

Click the Center button , type Sensation! Park and then press . Type Summer Employment Opportunities and press two times. Select the first line of text, change the Font to Comic Sans MS, and then change the Font Size to 48. Select the second line of text, change the Font to Comic Sans MS, and then change the Font Size to 26.
 

   

4.

Position the insertion point in the fourth (blank) line. From the Insert menu, click File. Navigate to the location where the student files for this textbook are stored and insert w03A_Job_Opportunities. Press as necessary to delete the extra blank line at the bottom of the document, and then, press to move to the top of the document. Compare your screen with Figure 3.2.
 


Figure 3.2.

 

5.

Display the Save As dialog box. Navigate to the location where you are storing your projects, and then create a new folder named Word Chapter 3 and click OK. Save the file as 3A_Job_Opportunities_Firstname_Lastname
 

6.

In the paragraph near the top of the document beginning Are you looking, click to place the insertion point to the left of the first word in the paragraph. From the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click Clip Art to display the Clip Art task pane.
 

7.

In the Clip Art task pane, click the Search in arrow; if necessary, select the Everywhere check box, then click the Search in arrow again and verify that All collections displays. Click the Results should be arrow; if necessary, select the All media types check box, then click the Results should be arrow again and verify that All media file types displays.
 

 

8.

In the Search for box, delete any existing text, type roller coaster and then click the Go button. Locate the roller coaster image from the task pane as shown in Figure 3.3. Use the scroll bar if necessary.
 

Figure 3.3.

 

Alert!: Is the Image Missing from Your Task Pane?

If the appropriate image is not displayed on your task pane, display the Insert menu, point to Picture, click From File, navigate to the student files that accompany this textbook, click w03A_Roller_Coaster, and then click the Insert button. Alternatively, use a similar image from the task pane.

Your college lab may have a limited number of clip art images installed. Word searches the hard drive and also attempts to access the clip art libraries on the Microsoft Office Web site. If you are not connected to the Web, your screen may not display the images shown in Figure 3.3.

 

9.

Click the roller coaster image, Save your document, and then compare your screen with Figure 3.4.
 

Figure 3.4.


The clip art image is placed at the insertion point location. When images are placed in documents, they are inline images; that is, they are positioned directly in the text at the insertion point, just like characters in a sentence.
 

Activity 3.2. Inserting Pictures from Files

Pictures can be added to a document, either by browsing for a picture on a disk drive or by using the Clip Art task pane.

   

1.

Scroll to view the paragraph beginning There are many advantages, and then click to place the insertion point to the left of the first word in the paragraph. If the task pane is not displayed, from the View menu, click Task Pane. In the Clip Art task pane, in the Search for box, type Ferris wheel Click the Results should be arrow, clear all the check boxes except Photographs. Compare your screen with Figure 3.5.
 


 

Figure 3.5.


Restricting the media type will limit the number of images found but will be helpful when you are searching for a topic with a large number of images.
 
   

2.

Click the Results should be arrow again to close the list, and then click Go to display Ferris wheel photographs. Click to insert the vertical Ferris wheel image with the dark blue background. If the image is not available, display the Insert menu, point to Picture, click From File, navigate to your student files, click w03A_Ferris_Wheel, and click Insert. Scroll to view the top of the second page. Compare your screen with Figure 3.6.
 

Figure 3.6.

(This item is displayed on page 413 in the print version)


The photograph is inserted at the insertion point location and the document expands to a second page.
 
 

3.

On the Clip Art task pane title bar, click the Close button . Display the Footer area. On the Header and Footer toolbar, click the Insert AutoText button , and then click Filename.
 

4.

Close the Header and Footer toolbar and Save your document.
 

Activity 3.3. Wrapping Text Around Graphic Objects

Pictures and clip art images inserted as inline images are treated like characters in a sentence. Thus, the result can cause awkward spacing in a document. To avoid this, you can format any graphic to move independently of the surrounding text by changing inline images to floating imagesimages that can be moved independently of the surrounding text. This is accomplished by changing the wrapping options.

 

1.

Locate and click the first imagethe roller coasterthat you inserted, and then compare your screen with Figure 3.7.
 

Figure 3.7.


Sizing handles, small black boxes, display around the image border. These handles are used to increase or decrease the size of the image. The sizing handles also indicate that the image is selected. The Picture toolbar may display, either floating over the document or added to the other toolbars.
 
   

2.

From the Format menu, click Picture. Alternatively, right-click the image and click Format Picture from the shortcut menu. In the Format Picture dialog box, click the Layout tab to display the wrapping and alignment options, as shown in Figure 3.8.
 


 

Figure 3.8.

 

3.

Under Wrapping style, click Tight, and then click OK. Compare your screen with Figure 3.9.
 

Figure 3.9.

 
 

4.

Scroll down and click the Ferris wheel picture, be sure your pointer is over the picture, and then right-click. From the shortcut menu, click Format Picture, click the Layout tab, and under Wrapping style, click Tight. Click OK.

The text wraps around the second image. Because the spaces to the left and right of the pictures are used to display text, the document now occupies one page instead of two.
 

5.

Save the changes you have made to your document.
 

Activity 3.4. Resizing and Moving a Graphic Object

Usually you will want to adjust the size of the clip art and pictures that you place in documents. Use the sizing handles to resize images.

1.

If the Picture toolbar is blocking your view of the horizontal ruler, move the toolbar down and to the left of your screen. Be sure your ruler is displayed; if necessary, from the View menu, click Ruler. Locate and click to select the first image you insertedthe roller coaster. Drag the image to the right side of the page so that its right edge aligns at approximately 6.5 inches on the horizontal ruler.

Sizing handles, a rotate handle, and an anchor all display on or near the image.
 

   

2.

Scroll to the left as necessary to see the anchor. Then, take a moment to study the table in Figure 3.10 that describes the purpose of each of these formatting marks. Refer to Figure 3.11 for placement of the image.
 

Figure 3.10. Graphic Formatting Marks, Handles, and Anchors

Mark

Purpose

Corner-sizing handles

Resizes images proportionally.

Side-sizing handles

Stretches or shrinks the image in one direction.

Rotate handle

Rotates the image clockwise or counterclockwise.

Anchor

Indicates that the image is attached to the nearest paragraph.

 
 

Figure 3.11.

 

3.

Locate the sizing handle in the middle of the lower edge of the roller coaster image and drag it up until the image is about an inch high, which distorts the picture. Use the vertical ruler on the left edge of the screen as a visual guide; however, your measurement need not be precise. Compare your screen with Figure 3.12.
 

Figure 3.12.

 
 

4.

On the Standard toolbar, click the Undo button to restore the image to its original size. Point to the sizing handle on the lower right corner of the image to display the Diagonal Resize pointer and drag up and to the left until the image is about one inch high. Compare your screen with Figure 3.13.
 

Figure 3.13.


Notice that the image is resized proportionally and not distorted. Do not be concerned if the words do not wrap exactly as shown in Figure 3.13.
 
   

5.

Point to the middle of the roller coaster image but do not click.

Notice the move pointer attached to the pointer, as shown in Figure 3.14.
 

Figure 3.14.

(This item is displayed on page 419 in the print version)


After you have applied one of the image wrapping options to convert the image from an inline image to a floating image, you can move the image anywhere on the page.
 
 

6.

Click and then drag the image to the right of the paragraph beginning Are you looking for, until the right edge is aligned at approximately 6.5 inches on the horizontal ruler. To position your picture more precisely, hold down and press any of the directional arrow keys on your keyboard to drive the image in any direction so that the text wraps as shown in Figure 3.15.
 

Figure 3.15.

 
 

7.

Click in a blank area to deselect the image and close the Picture toolbar, and then Save the document.
 


[Page 420 (continued)]

Objective 2 Use the Drawing Toolbar

Windows XP

Outlook 2003

Internet Explorer

Computer Concepts

Word 2003

Chapter One. Creating Documents with Microsoft Word 2003

Chapter Two. Formatting and Organizing Text

Chapter Three. Using Graphics and Tables

Chapter Four. Using Special Document Formats, Columns, and Mail Merge

Excel 2003

Chapter One. Creating a Worksheet and Charting Data

Chapter Two. Designing Effective Worksheets

Chapter Three. Using Functions and Data Tables

Access 2003

Chapter One. Getting Started with Access Databases and Tables

Chapter Two. Sort, Filter, and Query a Database

Chapter Three. Forms and Reports

Powerpoint 2003

Chapter One. Getting Started with PowerPoint 2003

Chapter Two. Creating a Presentation

Chapter Three. Formatting a Presentation

Integrated Projects

Chapter One. Using Access Data with Other Office Applications

Chapter Two. Using Tables in Word and Excel

Chapter Three. Using Excel as a Data Source in a Mail Merge

Chapter Four. Linking Data in Office Documents

Chapter Five. Creating Presentation Content from Office Documents

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Go! With Microsoft Office 2003 Brief
GO! with Microsoft Office 2003 Brief (2nd Edition)
ISBN: 0131878646
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 448
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