Step 1 - Inserting Clip Art

There are a number of ways you can insert clip art into your presentations:
1) Using a Clip Art Placeholder.
2) Using a Content placeholder.
3) Using the Clip Art Task Pane.
4) Using (Insert > Picture > From File).


Step 2 - Using a Clip Art Placeholder

Select the placeholder
One advantage of using the clip art placeholder is that it will be automatically repositioned if you change the slide layout.
Double click the placeholder


 

The "Select Picture" dialog box will be displayed.
Type in a keyword and press Go to find all the matching clips. Select the clip you want and press OK to insert.


 

Import - Displays the "Add Clips to Organiser" dialog box allowing you to browse to a graphics file on your hard drive and add it to the Clip Organiser.


Step 3 - Using a Content placeholder

You can also use a content placeholder
Single click the placeholder.


 

 

This will also display the Select Picture dialog box.


Step 4 - Using the Clip Art Task Pane

Just select the clip to insert it or use the drop-down arrow and select "Insert".
If there is no placeholder on the slide then the clip art is placed in the middle of the slide.
Select (Insert > Picture > Clip Art) to display the clip art task pane.
Type in one or more keywords and press Go to find all the matching clips.

  

 Insert -

 Copy -

 Delete from Clip Organiser -

 Copy To Collection -

 Edit Keywords -

 Find Similar Style - If you find a bit of clipart you like you can right click to display the drop-down and select "Find Similar Style".

 Preview/Properties -

  

Another way to quickly display the clip art task pane is to select the Insert Clip Art button on the Drawing toolbar.


Insert Clip Art - This will display the Clip Art task pane.


Some of the Autoshapes are actually part of clipart
(Autoshape > More Autoshapes)


Step 5 - Using (Insert > Picture > From File)

Selecting (Insert > Picture > From File) displays the Insert Picture dialog box.
This is a great method for inserting graphics from previous version of Office or for graphics you do not want to add to the Clip Organiser.
Displays the Insert Picture Dialog box allowing to browse to a file.
Another way to quickly display the Insert Picture dialog box is to select the Insert Picture button on the Drawing toolbar.


Insert Picture -


Step 6 - Things to Remember

  • One advantage of using the clipart placeholder is that if you change the slide layout the clipart will be repositioned automatically to the new clipart position.

  • If you want the clipart to appear on every slide then you should add it to the master slide.

  • You can still use the (Insert > Picture > ClipArt) even when you have a placeholder. Just select the edge of the placeholder frame before selecting (Insert > Picture > ClipArt).

  • You can also insert a picture or bitmap into PowerPoint using the clipboard.


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