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- 1. Insert ShapesThis is the best place to begin your drawing, Word provides many ready-madeshapes, called AutoShapes, that you can add to your document. When you select ashape, the drawing tools ribbon will appear.You can choosethe freeformtools and useyour stylus todraw free-hand. Select the shape you desire, then click and drag in your document where you want to put the shape.
2. Manipulate your shapeYou can change the size bydragging one of the handles at Rotatethe edges of your shape. When you move your mouse over the handle, it looks like this now drag the drawing around To move the shape, place your cursor over it. When the cursor changes to a crosshair symbol, click and drag. 3. Drawing toolsThe drawing tools is one of those toolsets that only appears when you need it. To see thistoolbar you must click on a shape that you created from the insert menu.123 4 56 7 8 9 10 The following is a quick reference for the Drawing toolbar buttons. Item 1: The Insert Shape feature allows you to draw a shape with a couple of clicks. Select from an extensive list of pre-defined shapes. Select the shape you desire, then click and drag in your document where you want to put the shape.Item 2: Edit a free form shape / insert a text boxItem 3: Add a style to your shapeItem 4: Edit the fill color, line color, change the shape to anotherItem 5: Turn text into Word ArtItem 6: Adjust and align your textItem 7: Auto position your shape on the pageItem 8: Position your shapes in relation to each otherItem 9: Align rotate or flip your shapeItem 10: Specify exact shape dimensions 4. Format your ShapeCreatea shape Apply a styleOrchangethe filland linecolors 5. Add text to your shape 6. GroupingOften times you use more than one shape or graphic to form an image or logo.Word lets you GROUP the components so that you dont have to move eachone separately when you need to reposition.3 Shapes3 shapesarranged Once the shapes are arranged the way you want them, select one, then select the other components by holding down the control key and clicking until they are all selected. Carefully right click in the center of one of the selected components and choose GROUP Now all three work as one and the entire image can be moved or resized. 7. Layering GraphicsYou may want to put one shape in front or behind the other. The default isthat the image created last is on the top. Word lets you change that bychanging the ORDERThis step has to be done before components are grouped 2 Click Bring to1 Right click onthe heart Front 3 Now the heart is in front of the arrow. 8. Inserting Pictures from the Web or a FileOne way to insert an image into a Word document is to paste it in. To do this, begin byopening the file that contains the picture you want to use. Right click on the picture.Choose Copy to copy the picture to the Clipboard. Now switch to the Word document inwhich you want to paste the picture.You can also use the Insert menu to insert a picture from a file on disk. Begin bypositioning the insertion point where you want the picture to appear. Then choose Insert Picture From File to display the Insert Picture dialog box. Use the dialog box tolocate and select the picture file you want to insert.When you click the Insert button, the picture appears at the insertion point.http://www.artcyclopedia.com/ 9. Changing the Size of an ImageWhen you select an image in yourdocument, 8 handles appear.You can resize the image and keep theproportions by using the corner handlesto resize.You can make the image wider or longerby using the handles in the center of thetops or sides, but this will stretch theimage. handle 10. The special picture tools ribbonappears when you need it Check out the picture styles! 11. Image Brightness and Contrast and color BrightnessContrastrecolor 12. Cropping Imagesclick on the cropping tool When you choose the cropping tool, your cursor becomes the tool. Place it over one of the handles and drag in to remove unwanted edges of the image. Cropping removes the outside edges of an image to eliminate excessive or irrelevant background content of a photo. 13. Wrap Text Around a GraphicWhen you insert a graphic, Word puts it at the position of the cursor, sitting on the base ofthe current line. Sometimes, you want more control over the position of a graphic in yourdocument. You may want text to run to the edges of the graphic, flow around thegraphic, or even run on top of the graphic.Select the image that best represents the way you want the graphic formatted in relation toyour text. Try different effects to see how you like them. You can change your selection byclicking in the alternative boxes.If you find that you can not move a graphic whereyou want to, it is probably set as in line with text.Try selecting in front of text and it will movewhere ever you need it.