Managing Graphics

Tips, Tricks, and Answers

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   Duplicating Drawing Objects
Need to duplicate a drawing object? It's easy to do if you use the same editing techniques you are already familiar with.

   Getting Pictures Out of Word
If you receive a Word document from someone, you may want to get any graphics it contains into their own files. You can do that using any of the several techniques described in this tip.

   Making Pictures Show in Word
What are you to do if you can't see all the pictures you know are in your document? The answer may lie in where those pictures are placed, how you are viewing your document, and what configuration settings you are using.

   Moving Images Behind Text
When positioning images in a document, you may want them to appear behind text, so that the text shows up over the top of the image. There are a couple of different ways to get this effect.

   Pictures Move on their Own
Insert some pictures into a document, and you may be in for a surprise—they don't necessarily stay where you put them. Depending on how you add pictures and what formatting you apply, your pictures may move around a document the same way that you text can. This tip explains how to make pictures stay where you put them.

   Printing Graphic Thumbnails
If you are doing work with a lot of graphics, it may be helpful to create a summary page that contains thumbnail representations of all the graphics. Here's a handy macro that can make quick work of such a page.

   Removing Pictures from Multiple Files
Working with a single document is easy. Working with thousands of documents becomes much harder. If you need to get rid of pictures in a particular area of many, many documents, you'll appreciate the macro in this tip.

   Selecting Lots of Graphics
Need to select a lot of graphics in the document? Here's an easy way to do it using tools available on the Drawing toolbar.

   Sending Drawing Objects to the Back or Front
Drawing objects can be placed in a document in such a way that they overlap with each other. If you want to arrange those drawing objects, you can do so by moving them around. Here's how.

   Using Object Anchors
An object anchor is used to signify the point at which an object is inserted into a document. If you want to see these anchors, you need to configure Word to display them.

   Using Text Boundaries
Text boundaries can help you better visualize where text can appear in your document. The feature is easy to turn on and off, as described in this tip.

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