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Office 2007 Bible by Lisa A. Bucki, Gavin Powell, Michael R. Irwin, Peter G. Aitken, Michael R. Groh, Cary N. Prague, Faithe Wempen, Herb Tyson, John Walkenbach

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Clip Art Search Methods

Now that you’ve seen the basic process for searching for a clip by keyword, let’s look at some ways to fine-tune those results so that you can more easily find what you want.

Using multiple keywords

If you enter multiple keywords in the Search For text box of the Clip Art pane, only clips that contain all of the entered keywords appear in the search results. You can simply type the words separated by spaces; you do not have to use any special symbols or punctuation in order to use multiple keywords.

Specify which collections to search

Clip art is stored in collections, which are logical groupings of artwork arranged by subject or location. There are three main collections:

  • Office Collections: These are the clips that came with Microsoft Office 2007.

  • My Collections: These include any clips that you have marked as favorites, as well as any uncategorized clips. They also include any clips that you have added through the Clip Organizer, any downloaded clips, and any clips shared from a network drive.

  • Web Collections: These are clip collections that are available online via Microsoft. This is by far the largest collection, but you must be connected to the Internet in order to access it. All of the clips from this collection appear with a little globe icon in the corner when you preview them in the task pane.

Within each of these large collections are multiple smaller collections (like subfolders within folders) that are based on subject. For example, Office ...

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