Unit 3 Lessons and Task


As you go through the lessons in this unit, you will be asked to perform several activities in Word 2007. It is recommended that you open a copy of Word 2007 and minimize it to the Taskbar. Simply click the icons on the Taskbar to switch back and forth between Word 2007 and this tutorial as you carry out the activities.

Check.gifInserting a picture into your document

To add a picture that is stored on your computer:

  1. Click in your document where you want to add the picture.
  2. Click the Insert tab on the Ribbon.
  3. Click Picture.
  4. When the Insert Picture dialog box appears, navigate to the folder where the picture is stored.
  5. Click the picture you want to add to your document.
  6. Click Insert.
  7. The picture will appear in your document. It will be surrounded by resizing handles.
  8. Click away from the picture to turn off the sizing handles.


Check.gifWrapping text around a picture

The following link will take you to an excellent video that not only explains the steps involved in wrapping text, but also demonstrates visually the exact methods Word 2007 uses to accomplish this task. After viewing the video, click the left arrow on your navigation bar to return to this lesson.

WATCH: Wrap Text Around an Object or Picture in Word 2007


Check.gifGraphics for special documents

Most business offices (such as the one surveyed for this tutorial) will use graphics sparingly in documents. On occasion, however, individuals may be responsible for creating flyers or brochures for a business. For those assignments, the following videos will be quite helpful, since they explore many of the new features that have been incorporated into Word 2007.

WATCH: [Extended video for working with Pictures]

WATCH: [Working with Clip Art]

WATCH: [Place watermarks in Word documents]


Check.gifAdd a graphic to a Word file

Open a one-page Word file you have saved on your computer. Add a graphic you have saved, as follows:

  1. Click the Insert tab on the Ribbon.
  2. Click the Picture icon.
  3. When the Insert Picture dialog box opens, navigate to the folder where your file is stored.
  4. Select the graphic by clicking on it and, then, click Insert.
  5. Drag on the sizing handles until the picture is the size you want it to be.

Check.gifPosition the graphic in your document

  1. With the picture selected, click on the down arrow beneath the Position icon on the Ribbon.
  2. Experiment with the options until the picture is located where you want it to be.
  3. Save and print your document, if desired.

Next: UNIT 4: Has the Mail Merge feature changed?

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