Join Jess Stratton for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with images, part of Office for iPad and iPhone Essential Training.
To insert an image, tap to put the insertion point where you want it in your document. Then tap Insert from the ribbon menu and choose Pictures. Choose a photo in an album on your iPad. This is a little too big, so let's resize it. Tap and hold the corner in any of the little black dots in the four corners, and drag with your finger to resize it. When you're happy with the size, simply let go. If you lose focus at any point on your photo, for example, if you went back to start typing again and you decide you want to work on your picture again.
Simply tap the picture. You'll notice that you get a new ribbon item that says, Picture. You can do some things to the picture such as change the style. If I tap Picture Styles, I can see some things that I can do with this picture. This is just a prebuilt set of filters and shapes for my picture. If, at any time, you decide you don't want it, simply tap the Undo icon in the top left hand side. Alternatively, you can add a shadow and a reflection by tapping the individual buttons in the ribbon. For example, I can put a reflection on my picture.
I'm going to turn it off so that you can see a little more clearly what I'm doing. And I do that by tapping No Reflection. You can take this photo and drag it around your document by tapping and holding it with your finger and sliding it around. Notice how while I'm doing it, the text is shifting around. You can change the behavior of what's going to happen by tapping on the Wrap Text icon in the Picture ribbon. It defaults to Top and Bottom, but I'm going to change that to Square. You can change it to suit your needs. For example, I've changed it and now it arranges it a little bit more fluidly around the text.
And at any time you can still resize the picture by tapping and dragging on the corners. And you'll notice that the text still wraps nicely around it even after you resize it. You can repeat this process of working with images for as many pictures as you want to insert in your document. I'm going to insert one more. I'll tap right below, onto a new line. Tap Insert from the ribbon tool bar, tap Pictures, choose one. It inserts it in.
This is way too big. So I'm going to tap and drag. Once it resizes it, I can move it down to the bottom of the document. And now I think I'm actually going to put a reflection on it. Because it's at the very end of our document. If you want a different picture, or if you want to delete your picture altogether, simply tap the picture once. You can tap Delete to get rid of it altogether or tap Replace to swap pictures. Now the nice thing about replacing it, instead of deleting it and adding a new one, is that if you notice, it still retained the settings, such as the reflection that I put on it.
If you want to see what your document looks like, you can tap anywhere on the white space, and then tap the Keyboard icon in the bottom right. This is going to make the keyboard go away. And now you can scroll up and down and see what you've ended up with. So that's how to work with pictures. Up next, I'm going to show you how to work with tables in your document.
- Installing Office for iPad
- Exploring the interface
- Creating new documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
- Changing the page layout in Word
- Inserting pictures and charts in Excel
- Adding slide transitions in PowerPoint
- Collaborating in Office for iPad and iPhone
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/07/2014. What changed?
A: We added new movies and updated existing ones to include the new Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for iPhone as well as discuss Dropbox integration. While most of the course was filmed on an iPad, the apps work very similarly on both the iPad and iPhone. Also check out the Office for iPhone First Look course to explore which editing features are available to all users and which require an Office 365 subscription.