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Chapter 6. Working with Documents > Adding Pictures, Movies, or Files to a Docu...

Adding Pictures, Movies, or Files to a Document

If you have a picture, movie, or another file, (such as another text file, spreadsheet, or PDF), you can place them within a TextEdit document. Before you can add a picture, movie, or files to a TextEdit document, the file needs to be converted to the Rich Text Format (RTF). Pictures and movies appear in the document as embedded graphics, while files appear as embedded icons. With embedding, a copy of the file becomes part of the TextEdit file. If you want to edit the embedded file, you make changes in the TextEdit file, and the original file remains intact. You can double-click the embedded graphics or icons to open and view the files.

Add a Picture, Movie, or File to a Document

Click the Format menu, and then click Make Rich Text.

Switch to the Finder, and then open the folder containing the picture, movie, or file you want to add.

Display the picture, movie, or file icon in the Finder and the TextEdit document on the screen where you can view them both.

Drag the picture, movie, or file icon from the Finder to the document window where you want to place it.

The image is placed in your document.

Close the Finder window.


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