Insert and position a picture

When you design a Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 form template, you can insert a picture or clip art, such as a logo or masthead, and then change its size or position. You can also set a picture or clip art as a background in a form template.

Tip: If you add a picture control to your form template, you enable users to insert pictures into that control, or links to a picture, when they fill out the form.

What do you want to do?

Add a background picture

Insert a picture

Insert clip art

Position a picture relative to text

Resize a picture

Add a background picture

When you design a form template, you can include colors or pictures in the background of the form template.

  1. On the View menu, click View Properties.

  2. Click the General tab.

  3. Select the Use a background picture check box.

  4. In the Add a background picture dialog box, select the picture you want, and then click OK.

  5. If you want the image to appear as a watermark, select the Tile horizontally or Tile vertically check box in the View Properties dialog box.

    Tip: To create a watermark effect in a form template, add a background picture that uses low saturation.

  6. Select any additional options that you want.

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Insert a picture

  1. Click in the form template where you want to insert a picture.

  2. On the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click From File.

  3. Click the picture you want to insert.

  4. Click the arrow next to the Insert button, and then click Insert or Link to File.

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Insert clip art

  1. Click in the form template where you want to insert clip art.

  2. On the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click Clip Art.

  3. In the Search for box in the Clip Art task pane, type a word or phrase that describes the clip you want, or type in all or some of the file name of the clip, and then click Go.

  4. Select the clip you want from the search results.

Tip: To narrow your search, do any of the following:

  • To limit the search results to a specific collection of clips, in the Search in box, click the collections you want to search.

  • To limit search results to a specific type of media file, in the Results should be box, select the check box next to the types of clips you want to find.

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Position a picture relative to text

  1. Right-click the picture, and then click Format Picture on the shortcut menu.

  2. Click the Text Wrapping tab.

  3. Click the text wrapping style you want.

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Resize a picture

You can resize pictures by using either a mouse or specific measurements.

Resize a picture by using the mouse

  1. Click the picture you want to resize.

  2. Position the pointer over one of the sizing handles.

  3. Drag the handle until the object is the shape and size you want.

Resize a picture by using specific measurements

  1. Right-click the picture you want to resize, and then click Format Picture on the shortcut menu.

  2. Click the Size tab.

  3. If you want to ensure that the current proportions stay the same for the picture, select the Maintain proportions check box.

  4. Type the measurements you want in the Height and Width boxes.

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