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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office XP by Woody Leonhard, Ed Bott

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Importing, Exporting, and Compressing Graphics

Clip art has its place, especially in presentations and informal documents. But professional-quality corporate reports typically require graphics such as photographs or image files produced by professional graphics artists. To add graphic files to Office documents, choose Insert, Picture, From File.

Office can read any graphics file format for which it has "filters," the software that converts the graphic format into data usable inside the Office application. This is a particularly good illustration of the practical value of Office's Installed on First Use setup option.Install those filters you know for certain you will use, and if you encounter a different one, Office prompts you to install the ...

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