How to Add Clip Art to a Word 2007 Document

The Clip Art library is a collection of images, both line art and pictures, that you’re free to use in your Word 2007 documents. In most cases, the result of adding clip art is the same as adding a picture, although you're using images from the Clip Art library rather than graphics files on your PC hard drive.

1

Click the Insert tab on the Ribbon.

The Ribbon is located at the top of the screen in Word 2007.

2

From the Illustrations group, click the Clip Art button.

The Clip Art task pane appears. Just as you would search your hard drive for a picture, you search the Clip Art library for artwork. The difference is that, unlike your digital life on the computer's hard drive, the Clip Art library is organized.

3

In the Search For box, type a description of what you want and then click the Go button

For example, a picture of Napoleon may go well with your report on the War of 1812. Type Napoleon in the box and then click Go.

After you click Go, the results are displayed in the task pane. Peruse the results and note that if you get bunches of results you may have to scroll a bit to see all of the clip art. If you don't find what you want, refine your search in the Search For box and click Go again.

4

Point the cursor at the image you want.

A menu button appears on the side of the clip art.

5

Click the menu button and choose Insert.

The image is plopped down into your document, just like it's a big character, right where the insertion pointer is blinking.

6

Close the Clip Art task pane by clicking the X in its upper-right corner.

The Clip Art task pane disappears, and you’re free to proceed with whatever wild and crazy thing you want to do to the document next.

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