Insert an object (picture, image, chart, drawn object) to a specified location in a document.

To insert an object like an image or a chart to a specific location in a document, first of all bring the text pointer to that location by clicking at that location once. Now click on ‘Insert’ from the main menu bar. This gives us a drop-down menu. In this drop-down, we have a number of options.


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To insert an image, click on ‘Image’ from the drop-down. This will open the ‘Insert Image’ dialog box. Go to the location of the required image from this dialog and select the image and then click on ‘Open’. This will insert the image to the specified location in the document.

Similarly, to insert a chart, click on ‘Object’ and from the resulting menu, click on ‘Chart’. This will insert a chart to the document. In the same way, we can insert some predefined shapes to the document by clicking on ‘Shapes’ from the drop-down and then choosing the required shape from the resulting menu.

Select an object.

To select an image, just click once on the image and the image will get surrounded by eight different green coloured small squares. This is how we select an image.

To select a chart, double-click on the chart. The chart will get surrounded by a thick grey coloured border. This is how we select a chart.

Copy, move an object within a document, between open documents.

To copy an object within a document or between open documents, first of all select the object. Then right-click on the object and from the resulting menu click on ‘Copy’. Now go to the location where you want to copy this object to and right-click once and from the resulting menu click on ‘Paste’. This will copy the object to the new location which can be in the same document or a different one.

To move an image within a document or between open documents, first of all select the image. Then right-click on the image and from the resulting menu click on ‘Cut’. Now go to the location where you want to move this image to and right-click once and from the resulting menu click on ‘Paste’. This will move the image to the new location which can be in the same document or a different one.

To move a chart, first of all select the chart. Now place the mouse pointer anywhere on the grey border of the chart other than the eight square pointers which are darker than the rest of the border. Simply click and drag the mouse pointer to the location where you want to place the chart and the chart will be moved to the new location.

Resize, delete an object.

To resize an object, click once on the object so that the object gets surrounded by eight small green squares on its border. Now Place the mouse pointer on any of these squares and click and drag in order to increase or decrease the size of the object.

To delete an object, click once on the object so that the object gets surrounded by eight small green squares on its border. Then press the ‘delete’ button from the keyboard and this will delete the object from the document.


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Word Processing – Graphical Objects — 158 Comments

  1. Thanks for this lesson, which is actually the first lesson that I have gone through in relatively quicker pace and time. I am committing myself to doing this with all of the lessons that I have missed in the past.

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