Microsoft Clip Organizer classifies your media clips (clip: A single media file, including art, sound, animation, or movies.) into four types of collections: My Collections and Office Collections, which always appear in the collection list, and two other collections that appear only under certain circumstances.
When you create your own collections, they are placed in My Collections by default. For example, you might instruct Clip Organizer to scan your hard disk for existing photographs. If Clip Organizer finds photos in folders on your hard disk, it will create new collections with names that match the existing folders on your drive. If clips are found in the root directory of the drive and thus have no folder associated with them, then Clip Organizer will add these clips to the Unclassified Clips folder. You can then move this content into a more appropriately named folder.
When you download clips from the Microsoft Office Online Clip Art and Media Web site, the clips are stored in the Downloaded Clips folder created specifically for clips from this Web site.
You can use the Favorites collection to store and easily find your favorite media files.
Office Collections includes all media files that come with Microsoft Office.
This collection holds clips shared by multiple users — for example, corporate clips that are common to your organization. Clips in this collection typically exist on a file server or common workstation. These types of collections only exist if your network administrator has created and exported a collection for use on a shared network device.
Inside the Web Collections folder, you’ll find the Microsoft Office Online collection. By browsing this collection, or including it in your search, you can find any of the thousands of clips available on the Clip Art and Media Home page.
Note You must have an active Internet connection to view the clips on the Microsoft Office Online Web site.