Learning Resources

Graphics basics- pictures and drawing objects

Picture submenu

Choosing a graphic starts off as a simple exercise: On the Insert menu, you click Picture. That's when things can start to seem complicated. What does "From File" mean? What's the difference between Clip Art and a New Drawing? This lesson aims to demystify that menu, first by describing the two major categories of images that Word can accommodate—pictures and drawing objects—and then by delving into the specifics of each type.

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This lesson provides a little bit of information on the different graphic types that you can use in your document. Nothing too technical; just enough to familiarize you with the centralized starting point and introduce you to the various types of graphics that Word supports.