Word 2007 allows us to insert graphics in our documents which helps us to create more visually appealing documents. Sometimes a picture conveys more than text would, especially when you are creating training manuals or books or technical manuals.
When you insert a picture (graphic) in your document, the first folder that Word usually opens is the My Pictures folder, but you can change the folder that opens by making a change in the configuration of Word.
You normally insert a picture in your Word document using the Picture tool in the Illustrations Group of the Insert tab of the Ribbon. Word could default to the Pictures Library folder, but it is possible that it may be different on your system.
Follow the steps below if you would like Word to open a different folder when you are inserting pictures:
- Click on Office button | Word Options to display the Word Options dialog box.
- On the left side of the dialog box, click Advanced.
- Scroll to the bottom of the options and click the File Locations button. Word will display the File Locations dialog box.
- In the Files Types list, select Clipart Pictures.
- Click on Modify to display the Modify Location dialog box.
- Use the dialog box to navigate to and select the folder of your choice for the starting location of your graphic files.
- Click OK twice.
Now, each time you use the Picture tool, Word will display the folder you selected.