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Learn step-by-step how to insert Microsoft Word ClipArt into a document. Learn how to manipulate ClipArt and download new ClipArt images to use.

Once every often you would like to dress up your document with an image or two. Using Clip Art pictures in Word is very easily accomplished. You can even modify or adjust the image to suit your needs.

Word Office Helper What's on this page...
Inserting a Clip Art Image
Download Pictures from the Internet
Resize your Microsoft Word ClipArt
Moving a Word Clip Art Picture
Change the Picture's Color, Contrast & Brightness
Cropping Parts of a Microsoft Word Clip Art Picture
Rotating a Picture

Moving a Microsoft Word Clip Art Picture

You can move your ClipArt picture to anywhere on your document, just choose your spot!

Word Office Helper Q: Why can't I drag my ClipArt picture to anywhere on the document page?

At default, the ClipArt picture are treated as a character in a Word document.

You need to change the Text Wrapping of the ClipArt object to have it as a separate object on your document page.

To change a Microsoft Word ClipArt picture's Text Wrapping, follow these steps:

1. Click on the Microsoft Word ClipArt object once.

When you see the 8 selection-handles, you'll know it's selected.

The Picture toolbar also appears on your document.
2. From the Picture toolbar, click the Text Wrapping button (a black dog with lines through it). Choose any of the options given.

NOTE: The option "In line with Text" is the one that makes the ClipArt picture a character in the document.
A whole selection of Text Wrapping options available.
Microsoft Word ClipArt: Text Wrapping button
3. Once you've chosen another Text Wrapping option (I use "In Front of Text" most of the time), you'll see your resize-handles changes to white squares.

Also added is a green circle at the top-center for Rotation. You can click-and-drag this green circle to see what it does!
Text Wrapping gives you better control over your Microsoft Word ClipArt picture.
Microsoft Word ClipArt with Text Wrapping Added
  To move the Microsoft Word ClipArt picture to anywhere on the document, just place your mouse-pointer on the object.

The mouse pointer gets a double-headed arrow cross added to it.

Click-and-drag to move the Microsoft Word ClipArt picture.

Word Office Helper Once  you have added a different Text Wrapping to a picture, you can also add a border to an image.

Microsoft Word ClipArt: Line Style button Line Style button (on the Picture toolbar)

Click the Line Style button and select a line style to add.

Microsoft Word ClipArt: Line Style example
See also...
Insert ClipArt | Resize ClipArt
Change the Color, Contrast & Brightness of ClipArt
Cropping Parts off ClipArt | Rotate ClipArt
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