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Word supports a wide variety of multimedia elements that can be included in Word documents. When used properly, multimedia elements such as illustrations can help you communicate your message or add visual appeal to your documents. You can also incorporate company images such as logos into your Word documents to emphasize branding. Word's Media Browser offers one way to import photos, sounds, movies and clip art into your documents. Let's take a look how this works.
Now I want to add two images to this document. The first one is a photo of the company's owner, which has been saved in iPhoto on a Mac. Word's Media Browser, which is new one Office 2011, can access files stored in iPhoto and iTunes on your Mac. To open the Media Browser just click the Media Browser button on the toolbar or if you want, you can go into the View menu and choose Media Browser to display it or you can also press Ctrl/Command +M. The Media Browser has six tabs of options.
We only really concerned with the first four. iPhoto, which is showing right now, accesses your iPhoto database, so wou can find, select, and insert photos without opening iPhoto. It also works with Photo Booth. So if you have any photos stored there, you can also scroll down in this list and find them. I don't have any Photo Booth photos. Audio access your iTunes database of music, podcasts and other recorded sounds. Movies look in all the usual places on your hard disk where movies might be found.
Your Movies folder, iPhoto, Photo Booth, and iTunes. It will list all the video content available for use. Clip Art accesses various categories of clip art that comes with Microsoft Office. You choose a category in this list here, say maybe Household, to narrow down the selection of images. Now in our example will just use a photo. Keep in mind that Audio, Movies and Clip Art all work pretty much the same way. So, I have the click the Photos button it display iPhoto content and what I wanted to choose I want to navigate to the album containing the photo I want.
So if I scroll down this list here, I could see some of my albums and the one I want called Head Shots. It only has one picture in it. That's it. Now, if you have a lot of pictures in here you can use Spotlight searching to search for the one that you want. You can also use the slider here to make the thumbnail images larger and smaller. So you can either fit more in a window or make them, so you can actually see them. The photo we want is the nice shot of the owner of the company and we just want to put this into our document. So I am are going to put it near the beginning of the document by dragging it.
We can put my mouse pointer on, press the mouse button down, and I'll drag add of the Media Browser and into the document. And if you look closely you'll see an insertion point, a blinking insertion point. When it gets in front of the I in "In", I am going to release the mouse button and it pastes it in there. Now, this is an exactly size we want or in the position we want but we will play around that and other videos of this chapter. The point is, getting a photo or any other multimedia elements into Word is as easy as dragging it from the Media Browser into the document window.
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