Microsoft Word ClipArt for Word XP
Learn step-by-step how to insert Microsoft Word ClipArt into a
document. Learn how to manipulate ClipArt and download new ClipArt images
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.
Moving a Microsoft Word Clip Art Picture
You can move your
ClipArt picture to anywhere on your document, just choose
||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
To change a Microsoft Word ClipArt picture's Text Wrapping, follow these
||Click on the Microsoft Word ClipArt object once.
When you see the 8
selection-handles, you'll know it's selected.
Picture toolbar also appears on
||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.
||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.
is a green circle at the top-center for Rotation. You can
click-and-drag this green circle to see what it
Text Wrapping gives you better control over your
Microsoft Word ClipArt picture.
||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
||Once you have added a different
Text Wrapping to a picture, you can also add a border to an image.
Line Style button (on the
Click the Line Style button and select a line style to add.
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