I am sure you all knew how to use Clip Art in the older versions of Word, but are you really familiar with how to use Clip Art in Word 2013?
One of the greatest things about using Clip Art is that it is free of copyrights and very easy to use, which means that you can quickly and easily insert Clip Art into your document, presentation, or worksheet without worrying that you have used the work of someone else.
Back in the day, in earlier versions of Word, the Clip Art sometimes looked a little like a cartoon which does not translate to looking professional and I am sure that is what you are going for – professional. Now there are photographs as well as drawings and some really good images as well. For instance, I just searched for alphabet and came up with the image below:
You can insert clip art into any of the MS Office applications but I will just concentrate on Word now.
Follow the steps below to learn how:
- You will find Clip Art in the Insert tab of your Ribbon in the Illustrations group. It is now called Online Pictures.
- Place your cursor in your document where you would like to have your clip art/graphic appear and then on the Insert Pictures box that displays, click on the Bing Search Image box and key in what you would like and click your Enter key. You have the option to search royalty free illustrations on the office.com clip art website or do a Bring Image search for general images.
Be aware that unless you have a completely stand-along version of Word 2013, you will not now have the option to use clip art based within Word itself and you most likely will only see the Bing search.
- Scroll through the results that have been displayed and select the one that most suits your need.
- Now simply click the image you would like inserted into your document.
The image is then downloaded from the Internet and you can now move the image someplace else in your document or resize it or edit it in any other way.
That’s all there really is to it! Pretty simple and straightforward don’t you think?