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Insert a previously-saved graphic

You may want to use clip art or photos that you have saved on your computer. 

1.  Click on the Insert menu; then click on "Picture," and "from file."  An "Insert Picture" window will open, featuring the "My Pictures" folder in the "Look in" box.  The graphics listed here are ones that you would have saved previously.  If your have not saved anything to this file the screen will be empty.  You will have to import graphics using one of the techniques mentioned in the other sections of this tutorial.

2.  If you have saved something to this file, there will be a list of titles on the left of the screen and a preview of the highlighted (first) graphic on the right side of the screen.

3.  After selecting your desired graphic, double-click on the name of the graphic (on the left side of the screen).  

4.  The graphic will appear on your document.  You have several options to resize and re-position your graphic.  You may manipulate the graphic physically by clicking on the graphic. It will be surrounded by a series of tiny squares. By using your mouse, you may drag the graphic, or re-shape and re-size it. 

5.  When the graphic is the desired size and in the desired location, click outside of the graphic. The squares will disappear.  You may re-size and re-shape the figure again by repeating step 7.

6.  You may also alter the picture, size and layout through a series of menus.  Double-left click on the graphic.  A series of tiny boxes and lines will surround the graphic and a "Format Picture" window will open.

7.  To re-size the graphic, click on the "Size" tab on the "Format Picture" window. The current size is listed in the "Height" and "Width" spaces. Changing either the height or the width will automatically re-size the other space.  When you have entered the desired size, click "OK."

8.  To crop the graphic, repeat step 9, and click the "Picture" tab.  Enter the amount that you wish to remove from each or any of the four sides of the graphic. When you have entered the amount/s click on "OK." You may repeat this step as often as you wish, until you have sized the graphic to your liking.

9.  By default, the graphic will insert between lines of text ("In line with text.")  If you wish to wrap the text around the graphic or anything extraordinary, repeat step 9. and click on the "Layout" tab.

10.  You may click on any of the options given (Square, Tight, Behind text, or In front of text).  When you have made your choice, click "OK."  If you don't like your selection, repeat the steps above until you achieve your desired effect.