AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA

HOW TO GET GRAPHICS FROM THE WEB AND INTO A DOCUMENT
THERE ARE MANY OTHER WAYS OF DOING IT...BUT THIS IS MINE
I USE MOSTLY GRAPHICS OF THE TYPE "GIF"
THE REASON FOR GIF FILES IS THEY CAN BE MADE WITH TRANSPARENT BACKGROUNDS
NOTICE THE EMBLEM ON THE LEFT IS A GIF THE ONE ON THE RIGHT IS A JPG.






NOTICE TOO THAT THE EMBLEM ON THE LEFT IS A LINK TO THE FULL SIZE EMBLEM.
MOVE YOUR CURSOR OVER IT. THE CURSOR TURNS INTO A HAND. NOW CLICK ON THE EMBLEM!


HERE'S 2 WAYS OF COPYING A GRAPHIC.

1. SAVE AN ONLINE GRAPHIC TO YOUR COMPUTER
I CREATE A FOLDER ON MY C DRIVE.. I NAME IT "GRAPHICS"
I FIND A GRAPHIC I LIKE AND HAVE IT ON MY SCREEN.(Some times you can click on it to get a full size graphic)
PUT YOUR CURSOR ON THE GRAPHIC, RIGHT CLICK AND A POPUP WINDOW APPEARS.
ONE OF THE LISTED OPTIONS IS "SAVE PICTURE AS"
CLICK THAT AND ANOTHER WINDOW OPENS UP SHOWING YOU YOUR COMPUTER (USUALLY THE C DRIVE)
BROWSE UNTIL YOU FIND THE FOLDER "C:\GRAPHICS" DOUBLE CLICK ON THAT FOLDER TO OPEN IT.
THE WINDOW SHOWS YOU THE NAME OF THE FILE - YOU CAN NAME IF WHATEVER YOU WANT, THEN CLICK ON BOX THAT SAYS "SAVE".
THAT GRAPHIC IS NOW ON YOUR COMPUTER AND CAN BE INSERTED INTO YOUR DOCUMENT.


2. COPY A GRAPHIC DIRECTLY INTO YOUR DOCUMENT
OPEN A WORD DOCUMENT.
OPEN A WEB SITE AND FIND A GRAPHIC YOU WANT
PUT YOUR CURSOR ON THE GRAPHIC, RIGHT CLICK AND A POPUP WINDOW APPEARS.
ONE OF THE LISTED OPTIONS IS "COPY" CLICK THAT AND THE GRAPHIC IS THEN COPIED ONTO
YOUR COMPUTER MEMORY (CLIP BOARD).
NOW EITHER CLOSE THE WEBSITE, MINIMIZE IT, OR CLICK ON THE DOCUMENT WINDOW TO BRING THE DOCUMENT BACK ONTO YOUR SCREEN.
FOR WORD DOCUMENTS PUT YOUR CURSOR IN THE AREA YOU WANT THE GRAPHIC.
GO TO THE TOP MENU, CLICK ON HOME, THEN CLICK ON PASTE. THE GRAPHIC IS NOW IN YOUR DOCUMENT.
YOU CAN CHANGE THE SIZE OF IT, THE COLOR, ETC. THROUGH THE WORD PROGRAM OPTIONS.

HOPE THIS HELPS.