How to use Graphics in Microsoft Word for designing labels with blank label templates from Worldlabel.com
Instructions on importing graphics into Word templates
- Designing labels from Word has never been easier
- Learn about resizing images, crop and other techniques to help you design and print labels from Word
To Import A Graphics File:
1. Click the mouse at the point where you want to insert the graphic.
2. From the Insert menu, choose Picture, From File.
3. In the File name box, type or select the name of the file you want. If you do not see the file you want to import, select a different drive or directory.
4. Click the Open button.
Tip: You can create a link to the graphics file and tell Word to automatically update the graphic in your document each time the source file changes. In the Insert Picture dialog box (Insert menu, From File submenu), click the picture first, then click the arrow to the right of the Insert button, and then click Link to File.
Copying a graphic into a Word document:
1. In the application used to create the graphic, open the file that contains the graphic you want.
2. Select the graphic or portion of the graphic you want.
3. From the Edit menu in the graphics application, choose Copy.
4. In the Word document, position the insertion point where you want to insert the graphic.
5. On the Standard tool bar, click the Paste button.
Resizing a graphic: You can resize a graphic proportionately, which maintains the original ratio of height to width, or you can stretch the graphic vertically or horizontally, distorting the Image. As you resize the graphic, Word displays the percentage of the graphic's original height and width in the status bar.
1. Click once to select the graphic with the preferred size you want to change.
2. Position the pointer on a handle. Word displays a pointer with a double-headed arrow.
3. To resize the graphic and keep its original proportions, drag a corner handle. To resize the graphic without keeping its original proportions, drag a middle handle.
Cropping a graphic: Cropping hides the areas of a graphic you don't want to show. Cropping can move the boundaries of the graphic inward to hide its edges, or eliminate unimportant areas and highlight areas of interest. You can also move the boundaries of the graphic outward to increase the surrounding white space.
1. Select the graphic you want to crop.
2. Hold down the SHIFT key and drag a sizing handle toward the center of the graphic. Word displays the cropping measurements in the lower-left corner of the Word window.
To add white space around a graphic:
1. Select the graphic around which you want to add white space.
2. Hold down SHIFT and drag a sizing handle away from the graphic. Word displays the cropping measurements in the lower left corner of the Word window.
Using the Picture command: You can specify exact measurements for cropping and adding white space around a graphic by choosing the Picture command from the Format menu. See Picture command in Word Help.
Restoring a graphic to its original size:
1. Select the graphic.
2. From the Format menu, choose Picture.
3. Click the Reset button, then, click the OK button.
Tip: You can also use the keyboard to restore an imported graphic to its original size. Hold down ctrl and double-click the graphic.
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