Chapter 3

Handling Graphics and Photos

IN THIS CHAPTER

Bullet Understanding the different graphic file formats

Bullet Placing a graphic in a Word document, PowerPoint slide, or Excel worksheet

Bullet Recoloring, cropping, and otherwise altering a picture

Bullet Compressing graphics

A picture, so they say, is worth a thousand words. Whether it’s worth a thousand words or merely 950 is debatable. What is certain is that visuals help people remember things. A carefully chosen image in a PowerPoint presentation, Word document, or Excel worksheet helps others understand you better. The image reinforces the ideas or information that you’re trying to put across.

This chapter explains how you can make pictures — photographs and graphics — part of your Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel worksheets. It looks into graphic file formats and other issues pertaining to graphics as well as how to touch up graphics in an Office application.

All about Picture File Formats

Graphics and photographs come in many different file formats, and as far as Office is concerned, some are better than others. These pages ...

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