In this video, learn how to insert a variety of images of different formats, and then resize them as well as reposition them using layout options such as text wrapping and anchoring.
- [Instructor] When you can't the exact image you're looking for out of a shape or an icon, you might just want to go browsing for the correct image and bring it into your document. Of course, we can manipulate. That's what we're going to do in this movie with our Tech Connect document 0702 if you're catching up. We'll start by adding an image right between our two headings here. So let's click after the period after Insights and press Return. That leaves our cursor flashing in between. We're ready to insert the image. We'll go to Insert. This time we'll choose Pictures.
This allows us to use the Photo Browser in the Mac or go online looking for pictures. Microsoft has a number for you. Or we can use Picture from File to go browsing our computer and anything connected such as the Exercise Files, where you'll find some images I've provided. Let's click Picture from File. When you navigate to the Chapter 7 folder, you'll see a number of different types of images. Some with PNG, JPGs, but we can bring in BMPs and GIFs and TIFFs and so on. We're going to bring this one in right here, Red30TEchHands.
It's a JPG. Click the Insert with it selected, gets inserted right where the cursor is in it's original size and format which happens to work out nicely as you can see when we scroll down. Things are getting pushed down onto the next page. Alright, if everything's good, we just click in the background. Let's scroll down a little bit further onto the next page after the website. Click right there after the period. Here we're going to add the sun logo we were trying to create by going back to Insert, Pictures, from File, and this time here's the one I have for you, Red30SunGraphic.
This one's a PNG file. Select it and click Insert or double-click it. It'll get inserted in its original size and format which is way too big. We're going to go to the top right corner here on the handle. Click and drag that down. You can see it's getting smaller. Let go, try it again, til you get a little bit smaller. Right now you can see how it's in line with text creating this extra space. But we can go to the Wrap Text dropdown because there's a Picture Format tab that appears when graphics are selected giving us lots of different options for manipulating, including how text wraps.
Instead of In Line we want it to go Square. Now you can see actually, the text is wrapping around it. We can size it down even further and move it by going right into the center. Click and drag it over to the right side above the gray-shaded heading. And maybe even size it down even further. It doesn't need to be all that big. There we go. That looks good right in there. Click in the background to deselect. And we can also bring images into tables if we scroll further down.
We'll get to that table now on Page 4 with some empty cells down on the left. Let's click on the first one. Insert, Pictures, from File, we'll start with the scale, a PNG file. Double-click it or one-click and Insert brings it in. Again, not the size we want, but we can size that down by dragging the corner handles. Let's drag it down far enough so that the times you see in the next column all appear on a single line with the descriptions to the right.
Now we want it centered in this cell. Click in the background, so it's not selected. Instead, it's the cell that's shaded in blue. You'll notice we have another new tab, Table Design, and the double arrows here indicate there's another one we're not seeing. Click it to see Layout. Click that one and check out these alignment options. Align Center aligns perfectly and horizontally. Click it, looks good. Let's go down to the next cell and repeat the process now for inserting Pictures from File.
And this one's going to be the glasses. Double-click it, again, way too big, but we can size that down. Again, until we see all of those times on a single line with the descriptions off to the right. We have to go further, check out the cells above. There we go. And again, we can click in the background, double arrows, Layout, and Center, looks better. And one more to go, as we'll click in that last cell in column one to Insert, Pictures, from File.
This one's going to be the robotics. I'm going to double-click and size that down. It's so big it's actually taking our table onto the next page, but we can size that way down. So it's back on the previous page. Everything looks good. Just need to center it clicking in the background. Double arrows, Layout, and Center. Looks good. Now, you may have noticed that when working with images that are selected, that there are a number of other options that appear on this Picture Format tab.
Lots of things we can do with images, we'll explore some of those next.
- Explore how to open, read, and save documents.
- Review methods for adding, moving, and replacing text within a document.
- Explore methods for formatting text using attributes and styles.
- Recall how to improve document appearance and readability with paragraph formatting.
- Recognize how to organize content using table columns and rows.
- Explore improving document appearance and readability with page layout options.
- List items with automatic bullets and numbering.
- Add visual interest to a document with shapes, icons, and pictures.
- Recall how to check spelling and grammar in a document.
- Review several methods for sharing your finished documents with others.