Inserting graphics in PowerPoint 2013 is very similar to inserting them in Word. The commands on the Insert tab in both applications include buttons for inserting a graphic from a file and also for inserting online images such as clip art.

However, PowerPoint has one big difference: placeholders. You have two ways of inserting graphics in PowerPoint: via the Insert tab (as in Word) and via the icons in a content placeholder. Depending on which method you choose, the graphic behaves differently.

Clip art images are line-based drawings that are compact in size and can be resized without losing quality. They aren't very realistic-looking, though; it's obvious that they are drawn artwork.

Digital photographs are photos taken with a digital camera or scanned into a computer by using a scanner. They are very realistic, take up quite a bit of disk space, and can lose quality if you size them larger than their original size.

1

Open your file.

Choose a file from one of your folders.

2

Click the Online Pictures icon in the empty content placeholder box.

The Insert Pictures dialog box opens, as shown in this figure.

3

In the Office.com Clip Art search box, type Greek and press Enter.

Search results appear.

4

Click an image that shows Greek columns, like the one in this figure, and then click the Insert button.

The image appears in the placeholder.

5

Click slide 5 to display it.

This slide has no placeholder suitable for artwork.

6

Click the Insert tab and click Online Pictures.

The Insert Pictures dialog box opens. It's the same dialog box as in the figure.

7

In the Office.com Clip Art search box, type phone and press Enter.

Images of phones appear.

8

Click one of the clip art drawings (not a photograph) that shows a telephone and then click the Insert button.

It appears in the center of the slide.

9

Drag the picture to the upper-right corner of the slide, as shown.

10

Save the presentation.

It's that simple.