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Office 2010 Web Apps For Dummies® by Peter Weverka

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Chapter 5. Handling Artwork and Diagrams

In This Chapter

  • Understanding graphic file formats

  • Inserting pictures in files

  • Putting clip-art images in Word and OneNote pages

  • Resizing graphics

  • Creating diagrams in PowerPoint Web App

A picture, so they say, is worth a thousand words. Whether it's worth a thousand words or merely 950 is debatable. What is certain is that a carefully chosen picture or clip-art image helps others understand you better. The image reinforces the ideas or information that you're trying to put across.

This chapter explains how you can use Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote Web App to make pictures— photographs, graphics, and clip-art images— part of your Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and OneNote notebooks. It also looks into graphic file formats, other issues pertaining to graphics, and how to place a SmartArt diagram in a PowerPoint presentation.

All about Picture File Formats

Graphics and photographs come in many different file formats, and some are better than others, depending on your purposes. These pages explain what you need to know about graphic files to use them wisely, the difference between bitmap and vector graphics, and what resolution is. You also hear a word or two about copyright issues.

Bitmap and vector graphics

All graphic images fall into the bitmap or vector category:

  • A bitmap graphic is composed of thousands upon thousands of tiny dots called pixels that, taken together, form an image (the term "pixel" comes from "picture element").

  • A vector ...

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