Insert pictures

Pictures can be inserted (or copied) from many different places, including a Web page, an online source like Office.com, or a computer.

Insert a picture from a Web page

  1. Open your document.
  2. From the Web page, right-click the picture you want, and then click Copy.
  3. In your document, right-click where you want to insert the picture, and then click Paste.

Insert a picture from an online source

If you haven’t found the perfect picture yet, try inserting a picture from an online source, like Office.com, Bing, or Flickr:

  1. Click where you want to insert the picture in your document.
  2. Click Insert > Online Pictures.
  3. In one of the search boxes, type a word or phrase that describes the clip art you want, and press ENTER.
  4. In the list of results, click an item, and then click Insert.

Insert a picture from a computer

  1. Click where you want to insert the picture in your document.
  2. Click Insert > Pictures.
  3. Locate the picture that you want to insert. For example, you might have a picture file in My Documents.
  4. Double-click the picture that you want to insert.

 Note   By default, 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.) the picture in a document. You can reduce the size of your document 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.) to the picture instead. In the Insert Picture dialog box, click the arrow next to Insert, and then click Link to File.

Insert a picture from a scanner

You might be used to scanning directly into Word. We’ve taken scanning out of Word 2013, but you can now Scan images into OneNote and then paste them into Word. Here’s how:

  1. In OneNote, open or create the page where you want to insert the scan.
  2. Click anywhere on the page where the scan should appear.
  3. Click Insert > Scanned Image.
  4. Choose a scan resolution by clicking either Web Quality (best choice if you care for on-screen display only) or Print Quality (best choice if you’ll want to print the scanned image). Your scanner model may also show you additional options before you start the scan.
  5. Click Insert.
  6. Right-click the scanned image in OneNote, and then click Copy.
  7. Return to your Word document.
  8. In your document, right-click where you want to insert the picture, and then click Paste.
 
 
Applies to:
Word 2013