Images - Intermediate Word

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Information about using images and different image file types

Basic Insert Using Word – Step by Step

  1. Insert : Insert tab >> Illustrations group >> Pictures 
    Choose an image from file locationImage under Illustrations group under Insert tab
  2. Anchor : the point where the image is attached in Document
    Use text with image – choose wrap then anchor will appear
  3. Wrap Text : Select from the Layout Options dialog boxText wrapping icon. Aids in images with surrounding text
  4. Moving the image: Click on image >> click and drag to move the image anywhere on the page
  5. Caption : Right Click on image >> Insert CaptionCaption dialog box
  6. Aspect Ratio : Click on the image >> use any corner “handle” to resize
    Resizing at the corners keeps the scale in ratio (no distortion)

Image Edit Menu

Snipping Tool for WindowsSnipping Tool Icon

  1. Launch : Start Button >> All Programs >> Accessories >> Snipping Tool
  2. Select a Snip type from the menu or click on New button
  3. Drag the cursor around the area you want to Snip
    Selecting the item places the snip on the clipboard and on the Snip Window
  4. Save Snip to use later or send via email
    1. Save with the save floppy disc icon and name as you wish
    2. Send via email: File >> Send To >> Email recipient

Screen Capture within Word Program

  1. Insert >> Illustrations group >> Screenshot >> Screen Clipping
  2. Define the area to capture by tracing the area to be selected
  3. As you let go of the mouse the captured area appears in Word
    Note: The item that is being captured needs to be directly below the Word documentWindows app Snipping Tool

Digital Image File Types

JPG, TIFF, PNG, BMP. What are they, and how do you choose? These and many other file types are used to encode digital images. The choices are simpler than you might think.

Part of the reason for the plethora of file types is the need for compression . Image files can be quite large, and larger file types mean more disk usage and slower downloads. Compression is a term used to describe ways of cutting the size of the file. Compression schemes can by lossy or lossless .

Another reason for the many file types is that images differ in the number of colors they contain. If an image has few colors, a file type can be designed to exploit this as a way of reducing file size.*

  1. BMP – Bitmap
  2. JPG or Jpeg – Joint Photographic Experts Group
  3. PNG – Portable Network Graphics
  4. TIFF or TIF – Tagged Image File Format


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Article ID: 464
Created On: Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 12:39 PM
Last Updated On: Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 1:27 PM

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