Insert a picture

Do one of the following:

ShowInsert a picture from a Web page

Do one of the following:

  • To insert a picture from a Web page:
    1. Open the Microsoft Office Word 2003 document.
    2. From the Web page, drag the picture you want into the Word document.
  • To insert a linked picture from a Web page:
    1. Open the Word document.
    2. On the Web page, right-click the picture, and then click Copy.
    3. In the Word document, right-click where you want to insert the picture, and then click Paste.

ShowInsert a picture from a file

  1. Click where you want to insert the picture.
  2. On the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click From File.
  3. Locate the picture you want to insert.
  4. Double-click the picture you want to insert.

 Note   By default, Microsoft Word embeds (embed: To insert information created in one program, such as a chart or an equation, into another program. After the object is embedded, the information becomes part of the document. Any changes you make to the object are reflected in the document.) pictures in a document. You can reduce the size of a file by linking (link: Used to insert a copy of information created in one program into a Microsoft Word document while maintaining a connection between the two files. When the information changes in the source file, the changes are reflected in the destination document.) a picture (in the Insert Picture dialog box, click the arrow next to Insert, and then click Link to File).

ShowInsert a picture directly from a scanner or digital camera

For this procedure, make sure 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.

  1. Set up the picture in the scanning device.
  2. On the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click From Scanner or Camera.
  3. If you have more than one device attached to your computer, under Device, select the device you want to use.
  4. 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 show your picture on the screen) or Print Quality (if you are going to print your picture), and then click Insert to scan your picture.
    • If the selected device is not a scanner (for example, if it's a digital camera) or you want to customize any settings before you scan the picture, click Custom Insert. 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.

 
 
Applies to:
Word 2003