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right in Word, using the tools on the Drawing toolbar. They include AutoShapes,
text boxes, arrows, rectangles, freehand lines, and so on.)
• Pictures always begin life as inline graphics, embedded right in a line of text.
(Pictures are images you import from other sources; they include Word’s own
Clip Art gallery, scans and other digital photos, Photoshop ﬁles, and the like.)
Tip: See Chapter 18 for more detail on the distinction Word makes between drawing objects and pictures.
Converting Inline Graphics ↔ Page Graphics
Just because drawings start out ﬂoating on the page and pictures start out hooked
into your text doesn’t mean they have to stay that way. It’s easy enough to convert an
inline graphic into a page graphic or vice versa. Here’s how:
1. Double-click the graphic.
In order to double-click a drawing, you obviously need to see the drawing, which
means you need to be in Page Layout or Online Layout View. You can double-
click pictures, and thus access all formatting tools, in any view except Outline or
In any case, the appropriate Format dialog box appears.
2. Click the Layout tab.
The dialog box shown in Figure 4-12 appears.
3. To convert a page graphic to an inline graphic, click “In line with text”; to con-
vert an inline graphic to a page graphic, click any of the remaining Text Wrap
icons. Click OK.
Word automatically switches views, if necessary, so that it can display the graphic
in its new environment. Thus, your former inline graphic is now ﬂoating on the
page in Page Layout view, or your former page graphic is now just another typed
character in Normal view.
Charts, Spreadsheets, and Equations
Word’s Insert→Object command lets you embed a variety of data—charts, equa-
tions, graphics, and other Ofﬁce documents—from other Ofﬁce programs right into
a Word document.
You’ll ﬁnd a complete description of this feature, which technically is called Object
Linking and Embedding technology (abbreviated OLE and pronounced “oh-LAY”),
in Chapter 18.