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Q1:The Clip Organizer isn't finding any good clip art for me online. Is there a better way to locate clip art and use it in PowerPoint?
A1: You can search for clip art using your normal Web browser. Then you can either download it to a folder on your hard drive or right-click on any image in your browser—you can generally save the image as either a JPG or GIF file to a local folder. Finally, you can also press Prt Scn on your keyboard and paste the entire captured screen into PowerPoint or a graphics program to crop it.
Q2:How can I use the image I downloaded from my digital camera as a background on my slides?
A2: This gets into the use of masters, which we'll cover in Hour 12, “Customizing Your Presentation.” Essentially, by clicking View, Master, Slide Master, you get a blueprint for your slide. You'll see all the potential placeholders, and if you insert your image into the master, it becomes the background for all slides based on that master. If necessary, select the picture and use Draw, Order, Send to Back on the Drawing toolbar to place it behind your placeholders.
Q3:What's the best way to combine text that references a picture on a PowerPoint slide?
A3: The easiest way is to use a Content, Title and Bullet layout. Insert the picture as content, and then add your bullets for text. You can also easily add a text box next to or beneath the image, but you'll have to format it to coordinate with the background or design template of your slide.


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