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In this course, author Alicia Katz Pollock shares the keyboard shortcuts, workflows, and commands that can transform the casual Word 2010 user into a pro. This course covers helpful and lesser-known techniques for making document navigation, content creation, formatting, layout, working with data, graphics integration, and publishing easier. Alicia also includes her favorite top 10 formatting tips in Word, from clearing existing formatting to inserting lines and creating abbreviations with AutoCorrect.
When you have several images that need to work together on a page, you don't have to align them by eye; there are extensive tools to arrange the images. In addition, once you've set them perfectly, it's a good idea to group them into one large object that you can then move and manipulate with ease, instead of struggling to keep three independent graphics united. To get started, I wanted to be able to see my whole page at once. So, I'm going to come down to the 90% in the bottom right-hand corner and click on Whole page and click OK. Go to the Insert tab and let's insert the Pictures that we have saved in the Exercise Files.
So, I'll click on Exercise Files and go to Chapter 10 and I have three images here. I don't have to insert them individually, I can click on the first image hold down my Shift key click on my last image, to highlight all three and insert them. Now all of these came in very large, I'm going to want to change the size and the text wrap, so I'm going to right click on my image, come down to Wrap Text and make it Square, and I'll do that to all three images, I'll right- click on my olives, Wrap Text, make it Square, now I can scroll back up.
Notice that if I right-click on the olives again, I can also change the dimensions right from here, so maybe I'll make this 2 inches tall. And now for the bottle, I'll right-click on that one, highlight Wrap Text, make it Square again and then also grab a corner and shrink it down and I'll move all three images over to the right-hand side. I'll make my Two Trees logo a little smaller too.
I want to get my graphics roughly where they belong. I want the three images lined up like this, so I'm going to click on my first image and Shift+Click on all three images. On the right side of the Picture Tools ribbon, there is a button for Align, I'll click on it and I'll tell it to Align it in the Centers, this is going to align it on the center resize handle. So, I'll click Align Center and it doesn't matter how wide each image is, they are all perfectly aligned right up the centre. Next I want my images evenly spaced.
I'll click off of the image and move the top and the bottom images approximately where I want them to go. Then I'll Shift+Click on all three again, go back up to Align, and then Distribute them Vertically. This will move your middle images or objects, so that they're equally spaced from the others on either side. Once I like how my three objects are sized and aligned, I'll Shift+Click on them one more time and I'll go to the Group button on the right side of the Picture Tools ribbon.
I'll tell it to Group. And now instead of three individual objects, I have one large object, this is nice, because if I need to change where it is on the page, I can just work with the whole thing at once. In addition, if I decide, for example, that these images are too big, when I use the resize handle all three of the images change size all at one time. So when you're working with multiple images or objects and you use Align, Distribute and Group, it makes it much easier to manipulate them as one big graphic on the page.
Later on, if you edit your content, you don't run into issues managing each of the objects individually.
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