"Working with Clip Art in Word 2007 - Adding and Organizing Clip Arts in Your Documents"


How to use clip art in Word 2007 to enhance your document readability?

First of all, what is a clip art? Clip art is a collection of images (art and pictures), that you're free to use in your documents.

In most cases, adding clip art to your document is the same as inserting a picture, although you're using images from a clip art library rather than graphics files on your hard drive.

The following will show you how you can easily insert a clip art to your document. Also, you can arrange those clip arts properly using the Microsoft Clip Organizer.

This tool can easily rearrange the collections of clip art images, pictures, sounds, and movie clips conveniently available regardless of where they are actually stored.


To add a clip art in Word 2007 document

  • Place your insertion point in the paragraph or table where you want to insert the clip art.
  • From the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click the Clip Art icon. The Clip Art task pane opens in the right-hand side of the window.
  • Word 2007 task pane

  • In the Search for: text box, type a keyword that related to the clip art that you want to find. For example, type tiger in the box.
  • Click the Search in: down arrow, and refine your search to specific collections. You can check the Everywhere box.

  • Note: The Web Collections allow you to search thousands of clips available at Microsoft Office Online site (You need to have an Internet connection for this).
  • Click the Results should be: down arrow, and clear all file types other than clip art.
  • Click Go button. In a few moments, thumbnails of the search results will appear.
  • Click the thumbnail to insert it in your document.


To organize clip art in Word 2007

  • From the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click the Clip Art icon.
  • From the Clip Art task pane displayed, and at the bottom of the pane, click the Organize clips link.
  • Word 2007 Microsoft clip organizer

  • From the Favorites - Microsoft Clip Organizer window displayed, in the Collection List, under My Collections, click Favorites.
  • On the window's File menu, point to Add Clips to Organizer, and then click On My Own option.
  • From the Favorites - Add Clips to Organizer dialog box displayed, navigate to the folder where the file you want to add to the Favorites collection is stored, click the file name, and then click Add button.
  • To place images in a different collection, click Add To button in the Add to Clips Organizer dialog box. Then from the Import to Collection dialog box displayed, select the collection, and click OK. (Click the New button to create a new collection.)
  • Word 2007 edit keywords

  • Point to the thumbnail of the file you just added, click the arrow that appears, and then click Edit Keywords.
  • Word 2007 clip art keywords dialog box

  • From the Keywords dialog box displayed, in the Keyword box, type the word or words that you want to describe the file, and then click Add button. The keyword is added to the Keywords for Current Clip list.
  • Click OK to close the Edit Keywords dialog box, and then close the Microsoft Clip Organizer window.
  • You can now search for the file by that keyword in the Clip Art task pane.


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As you can see, adding and organizing clip art in Word 2007 is not difficult if you follow the steps here. To learn some others graphic manipulations process, refer article on Word 2007 picture.

Make sure do not miss another article on effectively use of Word 2007 Wordart feature. 2007 Save and Save As Features



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