From the Clip Organizer
- Find the media clip you want to insert.
- On the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click Clip Art.
- In the Search for box, type a word or phrase that describes the clip you want.
- To narrow your search, do one or both of the following:
- To limit search results to a specific collection of clips, in the Search in box, select the collection you want to search.
- To limit search results to a specific type of media file, in the Results should be box, select the check box next to the types of clips you want to find.
- In the Results list, click the clip to insert it.
From a file
- On the Objects toolbar, click Picture Frame , and then click Picture from File.
- Drag the mouse diagonally until you have the size picture frame you want.
- In the Insert Picture dialog box, locate the folder that contains the picture you want to insert, and then click the picture file.
- Do one of the following:
Directly from a scanner or digital camera
Before you begin, make sure that your device is TWAIN (TWAIN: A cross-platform interface for acquiring electronic images that have been captured by scanners, digital cameras, and still-frame video capture boards.) or WIA (Windows Image Acquisition (WIA): A device-driver interface that supports still digital cameras and low- and high-end scanners, and allows retrieving of still images from IEEE 1394-based DV camcorders and USB-based "Web cams.")-compatible and is connected to your computer. You should also make sure that you have installed the device software that supports TWAIN or WIA.
Some devices come with more than one software program. If you are not sure what software is TWAIN or WIA-compatible, check the device documentation or contact the manufacturer of the device.
- Set up the picture in the scanning device.
- On the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click From Scanner or Camera.
- If you have more than one device attached to your computer, select the device you want to use.
- Do one of the following:
- If the selected device is a scanner and you want to use default settings for scanning the image, click Web Quality if you are going to display the picture on a screen, or Print Quality if you are going to print it, and then click Insert to scan your picture.
- If the selected device is not a scanner (for example, if it is a digital camera), or if you want to customize any settings before you scan the picture, click Custom Insert, then follow the instructions that come with the device you're using.
Note The Insert button might be unavailable with some scanners because the scanner software doesn't support an automatic scan. Use the Custom Insert button instead.
From the Design Gallery
- On the Objects toolbar, click Design Gallery Object .
- In the Design Gallery dialog box, and then select a category or click the object that you want.
- Click the Insert Object button.
One of the easiest ways to use a picture from another application is to use the copy and paste feature. It can have unexpected results, but it may be the best way to use a picture from an application that is not in Microsoft Office.