Microsoft offers thousands of free stock images, icons, and stickers. In this video, learn how to access these images and insert one into a document.
- [Instructor] Adding graphical elements to your documents can make them more interesting and help them to stand out. Office 365 users who are logged in, now have access to thousands of royalty-free stock images that can be accessed, not only from Word, but also from Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. We're going to explore them now, though, here in word, with this version of the Tech Connect document. You can see my cursor flashing after the title, I might want to add something graphical here. To do that, we go to the Insert tab on the ribbon and go to Pictures, it has a dropdown arrow. When we click this, we now see Stock Images and clicking here will take us online and give us access to different categories. You can see Stock Images is underlined here and within Stock Images are subcategories, like agriculture, for example, if we wanted to zero in on that. How about science? So some of these images might make nice backgrounds. We could add them to documents if we wanted to spice them up. In our case, let's try icons. Now, Icons has its own set of categories as well, there's travel and arrows. As we scroll over to the right, you can see there may be more categories. Clicking this each time takes us to a new category. And as you can see, there are many, many categories, and when we select one like technology, for example, we see a long list of images in that category. So there are literally thousands of images, icons, cutout people and stickers to choose from. You can browse through these to get a feel for what you have access to. Stickers, maybe not so much for a professional document, but they're there should you need them. Let's go back to Icons, and in the technology category, we might be looking for something based on connectivity like Wi-Fi. Well, we can also use this search field. Let's click in here and start to type in Wi-Fi. When I type in W-I, you can see there are some icons representing connectivity. I'm going to go with this first one, actually. Now selecting it, checks it off. I can add multiple images or in this case, icons, if I wanted to. By clicking them, you can see they get checked off, and the number that I'm about to insert appears on the Insert button. I only want the first one, so I'm going to click again to de-select, click Insert, and it will insert that right where my cursor is. Now, just like any other graphical image you might be working with, we have all of the graphics formatting options available to us here. If it looks exactly the way we want, we can leave it. I'm going to size this down by clicking and dragging a handle from the corner, just to make it a little bit smaller, and then click outside the image to see what it looks like, I like that. So you do have access to these thousands of images, they're all royalty-free. And remember, you can access them from Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook as well.
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