Video:Insert and Edit Pictures in Wordwith Isaac Brody
Want to learn how to insert and manage images in Microsoft Word? See how to crop, rotate, and format photos in this program.See Transcript
Transcript:Insert and Edit Pictures in WordHi, I'm Isaac Brody for About.com Computing. Today I'll teach you how to insert and use pictures in Microsoft Word.
Create a Word DocumentI've opened a sample letter to insert pictures into. To insert a picture go to 'Insert, Picture, From File.'
Choose a PhotoI'll find a photo from a folder, select the picture, and hit 'Insert.' Our picture is in the sample letter. We could stop there, but let's play with settings.
Adjust the Picture SettingsTo adjust settings click on the picture. This should bring up the picture toolbar. If you don't see it, go up to view, toolbars, and select picture.
The picture toolbar has several icons with setting features. The mountain icon allows you to insert more pictures. The second icon allows you to change the photo from color to grayscale, black and white, or washed out.
The black and white half moon icons affect the contrast of the picture. Let me play around with them a little.
Crop the PhotoThe two sun icons affect the brightness of the picture. After the sun icons you have the crop tool, for trimming your picture. Go to one of the little circles and drag inward to crop. If you make a mistake, you can go to edit, undo.
Rotate the PictureAfter crop is the rotate tool, in case you need to turn your picture. Every time you click the button it rotates the picture 90 degrees.
Format the PictureFeel free to experiment with all the options. If you double click on the picture, it brings up the format picture box. Here, you can affect settings such as the size, the layout, and how text interacts with it.
If you forget what any of the icons are, place your mouse over it to bring up a feature line explaining what it is.
Manually Adjust the PhotoYou can also adjust the size of the picture by clicking on the small circles surrounding the picture. The top middle green circle adjusts the rotation. The corner circles adjust the height and width equally, while the left and right and bottom middle circle points adjust height and width in one direction.
Play around with inserting pictures to get comfortable. And that's how you import pictures into documents.
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