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Adding a clip to your Clip Gallery

1.  Move the insertion point to the area of your document that you want to insert your grapic and click.

2.  Click on "Insert" on the Menu bar.  When the drop-down menu opens,click on "Picture."

3.  A new menu will open giving you the option of inserting Clip Art from the Microsoft program, or importing a graphic "From File" (a previously-saved graphic on one of your computer drives). Click on "Clip Art."

4.  When the "Insert ClipArt" window opens click on "Import clips."  The "Add clip to Clip Gallery" window will open.

5.  Click on the "Look in" box and locate the area that contains the graphic you want to use.

6.  When you locate the graphic, click on the name and this name will be entered into the "File Name" box.  You have the option of copying the clip to the Clip Gallery, moving the clip into the Clip Gallery, or Letting Clip Gallery find this clip in its current folder.  Click on the radio button in the "Clip import option" box.  Click "Import" when finished.

7.  When the "Clip Properties" box opens, add a descriptive title into the Description box.  This title does not have to match the name previously given to the graphic.  Click "OK."

8.  The clip you selected will appear on the "Insert Clip Art" window.  Click on the graphic.  When the small menu bar opens, click on the top-most icon to insert the clip into your document. 

9.  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.

10.  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.

11.  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.

12.  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."

13.  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.

14.  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.

15.  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.