Adding Images

Learning Objectives

  • Insert images.

To add an image, put your cursor where you want the image to appear (at the beginning of a paragraph is a good place). Then go to Insert>Pictures.

A Microsoft Word document has been opened and it is zoomed in on the ribbon menu. There is a large green arrow pointing to the pictures option underneath the "Insert" tab.

A window will pop up to let you choose a picture saved on your computer.

A microsoft word document in the background with text is open. In front of the document a file finder has been opened allowing you to search for images on this pc. In the file name box "kingfisher" has been entered.
A Microsoft Word document is open with text on it. On the document an image of a colorful kingfisher is visible.

The image will appear where you placed your cursor. You can click and drag the image to anywhere within the text.

You may recognize a lot of these controls from the Text Boxes section, such as the resize dots at each side and corner that you can use to increase or decrease the size of the image. To maintain the proportions of the image, hold down the Shift key while clicking and dragging a corner. You can also rotate the image by clicking and dragging the circular arrow at the top of the image.

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