Insert and Edit Images in Office

Before you start…

In Office 2010, you have more options to work with images directly in the programs. Once you use the [Insert] tab to place the image, most of the options are in the [Picture Tools] tab. The Picture tab is dynamic and only appears when you have selected an image.

Artistic Effects

  1. Click to select the picture you want to edit.
  2. A [Picture Tools] tab will display > Click the [Format] tab.
  3. Locate the "Adjust" group > Choose "Artistic Effects."
  4. Scroll over all 20+ options and view a “live preview” of your selection.

Insert a Screenshot

  1. Open the screen of which you want a screenshot.
  2. Do not minimize the page, and open your Word document again.
  3. Click the [Insert] tab > Locate the "Illustrations" group > Choose "Screenshot."
  4. Choose your page from list of available pages. The screenshot will be pasted into your document.

If you want just a small portion of a screen, make sure the screen is not minimized and perform the following steps:

  1. Open your Word document > Click [Insert] tab.
  2. Locate the "Illustrations" group > Click the arrow beneath the "Screenshot" option > Choose "Screen Clipping."
  3. Use your mouse to crop the section of the screen you want. It will insert the cropped portion into your document.

Remove Background

  1. Click to select the picture you want to work with.
  2. The [Picture Tools] tab will display > Click [Format].
  3. Locate the Adjust group > Choose "Remove Background."
  4. Use the selection box handles (small circles) to expand the selection box to include the whole picture.
  5. Click "Mark Areas to Keep" > Use your mouse to click and select the areas you want to remain in the picture.
  6. Select [Keep Changes].

 

Not all of these functions are available in Office 2007 or earlier. If you would like to install Office 2010, see the help page on how to Upgrade to Office 2010.

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