Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with images in a document, part of Migrating from Office 2007 to Office 2010.
When working with images here in Word 2010, you're going to see some new options, and we're going to explore them now as we continue with our NoObstaclesBio document. Let's start by going up through the document, if you've been following along, to the top of page three where it says No Obstacles Home. We can click right at the beginning there. If you jumped to this movie and you need to get caught up, just open up NoObstaclesBio4. All right. We're going to insert an image like we always have in Word 2007, clicking the Insert tab and selecting Picture.
Next, we'll navigate to the Chapter2 folder of your exercise files and get the No Obstacles Home logo. We'll select it and click Insert. Now, by default, it's going to be inserted, anchored to the paragraph, but we can change all of that. Let's do that first. We'll go to the Position and where we see With Text Wrapping down below, we'll just put it in the top left corner. That way, we can move it around if we wanted to. It's not anchored to that specific spot in the paragraph. Let's resize it down a little bit. It doesn't need to be quite that big. I'm going to use one of the corners, and I'm going to move it up over here to the right-hand side.
You can see text is wrapping around it nicely. Now, the new options that you're going to see appear on the ribbon under the Format tab. Notice over here we have a new one to remove backgrounds. This is not the ideal image for that, so we'll save that for a moment later. But you will see some of those tools you're used to seeing, like Corrections, Color, Artistic Effects. They are much larger buttons now here on the ribbon. And when we go over to Picture Styles and click this drop-down, you're going to see there's a few extras now that you didn't have in Word 2007. So, let's say we wanted to apply a perspective with a border as we hover over these, we see that preview in real time before we make the selection.
And when we find the one we're looking for, I like Rotated White, give it a click. And deselect by clicking in the background. Looks pretty good. All right, let's go back down now to the page with our executive team. And maybe instead of the SmartArt we added earlier, we might want to place a picture of this person right next to their name. So we'll click there. Go back to the Insert tab. Next, we'll go to Picture again like we did last time and choose Headshot1, and click Insert. So that inserts it right there. It's anchored to the paragraph.
If you want it beside the paragraph, then again, we need to go to the Positioning. Let's go over to the middle-left. That's a starting point. Now we can click and drag it right up here next to the name where we want it to appear. In this case, it's Jarrod. I'll move over to the left. Maybe down a little bit. So adjust it til you get exactly where you want it. Now we're going to explore that new feature, which is removing the background. Instead of this dark background, maybe we just want the head shot itself. So to do this, I'm going to expand this, make it much larger so it's easier to work with, just for a moment.
We'll go to Remove Background. And automatically, you're going to see a selection area. Anything in purple is about to be removed. That includes some of the hair at the top, so I'm going to drag this up to include it. And if I wanted the shirt, I could drag this down. Well, it's not really getting much of the shirt. So I have some tools here to mark areas that I'd also like to keep or remove. Choosing Mark Areas to keep, we just go into the shirt itself, for example, and start clicking. And these are areas that will be kept. You can see the more we click, the more of the shirt we get.
There's some there. There's the collar on the shoulder. I take several clicks. Once you get what you want though, all you have to do is keep those changes. I'm going to discard all the changes and start over. I'm happy with just getting the head. I don't need the shirt, but I do need the hair, so I'm going to click and drag that up. That looks pretty good right there. I'm going to keep those changes by clicking the check mark and you can see what happens. So if it's not perfect, no problem, we can reset the picture and start over.
So again, I'm going to move this up. And I seem to be cutting off a little bit of the hair over here on the left-hand side. That might be one of those things where we would click the areas that we want to keep. So you can spend a little bit of time on that. Once you have it exactly the way you want, keep your changes. I'm going to size this down. And I'm going to show you how removing the background really works here in word 2010. We're going to go over to the Wrap Text button and change it so that our image is in front of text.
And you can see, sure enough, there's no background. We're seeing the text right through it. That's not ideal because we can't read all of our text. I'm going to change that back to Tight. Now it's not necessarily wrapping around the square, but rather the shape of the image on the inside. That's without the background. Deselect to see the end result. So that's a new feature here in Word 2010 along with some additional picture frames, for example, and a realignment of some of the buttons and resizing the buttons on the ribbon.
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