If you create newsletters, flyers, reports, announcements, school projects, or other types of publications, you'll love Office 2000's insert media feature.
You can insert pictures, sounds, and motion clips (called media) in every Office application. Each Office 2000 application gives you access to the types of media objects.
Choose Insert, and look for the kind of media (picture, sound, motion clip) you want to insert.
If you don't see the type of media you're looking for, choose Object and select the media type from the list in the Insert media dialog box.
The Microsoft Clip Gallery has a broad range of media clips. You can access the Clip Gallery from Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
You can add other media files to the clip gallery.
Use the Import Clips feature in the clip gallery window to store your clips in an easily accessible place.
If your clip is too big for your document, you can move and resize media clips until they are the appropriate size.
When any of the four corner handles are dragged, the size of the entire image becomes smaller or larger, and the picture retains its proportions.
When any of the middle handles are dragged, only the height and width changes, thus changing the proportions or scale of the picture.
Warning! Many resized clips are blurry. If you're using a video clip, it may be difficult to see or skip during playback. PowerPoint includes a resizing feature designed for video that displays it at its best size for viewing. Resize clips in PowerPoint before moving them to Word or Excel.
A picture doesn't have to be in the clip gallery in order for you to insert it into your document. The clip gallery is just an easy place to store clips that you'll want to use again and again.
We already noted that using the sizing handle can distort the appearance of your clip. You can try to adjust to picture using the Picture toolbar.
|Name of Button:||Use it to:|
|Insert Picture from File||Insert another picture|
|Image Control||Automatic, Grayscale, Black & White, or Watermark|
|More Contrast||Increase color intensity|
|Less Contrast||Decrease color intensity|
|More Brightness||Add white to lighten all colors|
|Less Brightness||Add black to darken the color|
|Crop||Cut the sides of an image|
|Line Style||Customize the border of an image|
|Recolor Object||Available in PowerPoint|
|Format Picture||Picture properities|
|Set Transparant Color||Use eyedropper to make areas of the picture transparent (mainly for Web graphics)|
|Reset Picture||Return picture to original format|
Many of you may have a TWAIN scanner or digital camera at your home or office. Use it to scan images into Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher files.
The Internet is a wonderful resource for clip art. There are many sites that allow you to use clip art free of charge. Here are some sites worth investigating, but beware of pop-up windows:
Remember, the clip gallery is a great place to store clip art.