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Here in Publisher 2013, you won't notice a whole slew of new features and functions, but there are a few worth mentioning, such as the ability to insert online pictures. That is if you want to insert an image into one of your publications and that image exists online, could be at Office.com as clipart, could be just a simple Bing Search, it could be from your Flickr account. Yes, we can connect to our Flickr accounts and that's what we're going to talk about right now using our No Obstacles Publication here.
Well, we're on Page 1, but let's scroll all the way down on the left-hand side here to Page 7, the last page. Let's say we want to insert an image at the very end, passed our Color palette, so we'll just click down there. Next, we'll go to the Insert Tab and it's from here where you'll see the new option, which is to Insert Pictures, that is Online Pictures. We'll give that a click to see our default options. The first one is Office.com Clip Art. Yes, you can type in keywords here and search for clipart that is available to you royalty-free.
Also, we could run a Bing Search, instead of going to a browser and doing our search from there, we can stay right inside Publisher here, searching the web for images we might want to insert. You're also connected to your SkyDrive account by default if you're signed in already. I am signed in to my Windows Live account, and that's why my SkyDrive appears here. It's a great to have access to images that I might have stored on SkyDrive from any location on any computer, but it's down here in the bottom left-hand corner where we see the Flickr logo.
We can also insert from our Flickr account if we have one. So if you do and you want to be connected, you have to come down here and click this logo. Now it's just a matter of connecting your current Windows Live account to your Flickr account, by clicking Connect. Now you'll be prompted to sign in, so all you need is your Yahoo! ID and Password to do that, I'm going to sign in now. And once you are signed in, you'll actually be connected to Flickr, clicking Done will show you that connection now on your list of options.
So instead of the icon in the bottom left-hand corner, it now becomes one of four options for inserting pictures from online sources. You'll even see a quick preview of some of your images, click See more and you'll have access to those images, you can scroll through them. Find the one you want, I'm going to go with my Sport logo here and click Insert. So if you have your Flickr account, you can use one of your own images if you like, click the Insert button and just like any other object that might be on your computer or on a removable device like USB drive you have access to that image to move it around, resize it, and of course, all of the formatting options that appear on the ribbon are also available to you here with your online picture.
That's brand new here in Publisher 2013, the ability to insert pictures that exist online. You don't have to leave Publisher to get access to them; it's all accessible from the ribbon on the Insert tab.
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