Quick Start: Insert a picture in your document

You can easily insert pictures into your document, whether they are on your computer or on the Web.


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Click where you want to insert the picture in your document.

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Insert a picture that is stored on your computer

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click Picture.

    Insert Picture

  2. Locate the picture that you want to insert. For example, you might have a picture file located in Documents.

  3. Double-click the picture that you want to insert.

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Insert clip art

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click Clip Art.

    Insert Clip Art

  2. In the Clip Art task pane, in the Search for text box, type a word or phrase that describes the clip art that you want, or type in all or some of the file name of the clip art.

  3. Click Go, and then in the list of results, click the clip art to insert it into your document.

    When you search for clip art and pictures online, you'll be directed to Bing. You're responsible for respecting copyright, and the license filter in Bing can help you choose which images to use.

Next steps

To resize a picture, select the picture you've inserted in the document. To increase or decrease the size in one or more directions, drag a sizing handle away from or toward the center.

To learn more about adding pictures, drawings, and other graphical elements to your documents, see the following articles:

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