Graphics or images add a wonderful dimension to your word documents and web pages. Take a look at the TAC Web site (http://tac.nvcc.edu/resources) for information about using graphics. You can find images in Microsoft products (Word or PowerPoint), on the Web, or in commercial graphics software.
To insert a graphic/image/clip art into a Word document go to:
- Select Clip Art for From File.
- Click on your selected image and Click OK to place it in your document.
Saving a copyright-free graphic found on the Web is easy.
- Place your cursor over the graphic and right click with your mouse.
- Select Save Image As. It is the second to last option on the menu.
- In the dialog box that pops up, look for the Save in window at the top of the box; select where you want to save the graphic, such as on your floppy in your A: drive or in My Documents on your computer's hard drive.
- You can rename the graphic at this time, too. The name should not include blank spaces.
- Click Ok.
Many free graphic/image/clip art sites are on the Web. Listed below are several good ones:
- The Pixel Foundry (http://www.pixelfoundry.com/): Resources and tutorials on Web graphics
- Pambytes Free Web Graphics (http://www.pambytes.com/): Excellent resource for quality graphics
- A-1 Icon Archive (http://icons.simplenet.com/index.html): Extensive resource of all kinds of graphics, not just icons
- The Clip Art Universe (http://www.nzwwa.com/mirror/clipart/): Well-organized; selective graphics source
You can also use a search engine (Lycos, Google, etc.) to find other sites. Use Free Graphics for your search. Remember graphics/images files used in your webpages must be placed in your web folder along with your web page file.