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QM4 Microsoft Word: Graphics

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IntroductioN

In this Quest you will learn how to work with images, graphics, SmartArt if you use the Desktop app, and add a hyperlink to a separate document.


I Can Statements

  • insert and format images and graphics for my documents with Microsoft Word 365
  • ​add hyperlinks
  • use SmartArt graphics when using the desktop app

Key Vocabulary

Citation: This is the information needed to give credit to, or locate, work(s) published or created (a book, paper, article, web site, artwork, composition, music file) by others.

Hyperlink: An element in a digital document that links to another place in the same document or to an entirely different document or website. It is typically activated by clicking on a highlighted or underlined word or image on the screen.

SmartArt Graphics: A feature of Microsoft 365 for creating a visual representation of your ideas by choosing a layout to fit your idea or message. It is found on the Insert menu on the desktop app version, and helps you create a graphic organizer.

Play the Vocabulary Game below to practice the Key Vocabulary


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Steps

Directions for using the ONLINE WEB version of Microsoft Word 365.

  1. Login to your Microsoft 365 account open your Poem document, create a new blank Word document, or open another Word document you want to add images to.
  2. Add a new tab and navigate to http://www.pics4learning.com/
  3. View the video below for examples of:
    • Insert an image from a search within Word, resize and rotate an image, and add a style,
    • Insert an image you downloaded to your computing device and crop it
    • Add a hyperlink and citation to it

Watch the following (9:00min) video tutorial and pause it as you work along.

 

4. Add a hyperlink in your document

  • What if you want to add a link to a web site, image, or video on the web in your document? Why? Three reasons might be to make it quick to get to it, or to give credit to it, or so you don't forget how to got to it. 
  • Start by creating the text (or selecting it on your page) that you want to link, such as "Picture of a leaf"
  • In another tab or window open the web site you want to link to (such as an image of a leaf in Pics4learning). Copy the URL (web address), example:
    screenshot of a URL to a Pics4Learning image of a leaf.
  • Return to your Word document and select the text you want to add the hyperlink to, and go to the Insert menu, and select the link, and paste the URL you copied in the box provided.
  • Now you can use your techno smarts, and instead when you select the text, use the shortcut! Ctrl (cmd) k   (memory tip think of the k at the end of hyperlinK), and paste the link in the insert box that comes up.
  • Can you make a hyperlink between different documents in your OneDrive? Absolutely! Where do you find the link for your document? Try clicking on the Share icon and locate the link.
  • Try making a link from your Poem document to the YouTube (if allowed) video of Robert Frost reading his poem. Copy the following link https://youtu.be/sDPUdK2tcdA.


Directions for using the Microsoft Word 365 APP

1. Open your Microsoft Word app.

2. Open your poem or alternate document.

3. Watch the following (8 min) video tutorial demonstrating:

  • Insert a picture from stock images, from Online, and your desktop
  • How to resize and rotate the image
  • Apply a style to the picture
  • Format the picture using a variety of tools (color corrections, and artistic effects)
  • Use the alignment or positioning tools to wrap text around it.
 
4. Add a hyperlink in your Word document
  • What if you want to add a link to a web site, image, or video on the web in your document? Why? Three reasons might be to make it quick to get to it, or to give credit to it, or so you don't forget how to got to it. 
  • Start by creating the text (or selecting it on your page) that you want to link, such as "Picture of a leaf". This is a link to an image of a leaf on the free Pics4Learning site to use as an example.
  • In another tab or window open the web site you want to link to (such as an image in Pics4learning). Copy the URL (web address), example:
    screenshot of a URL to a Pics4Learning image of a leaf.
  • Return to your Word document and select the text you want to add the hyperlink to, and go to the Insert menu, and select the link, and paste the URL you copied in the box provided.
  • Now you can use your techno smarts, and instead when you select the text, use the shortcut! Ctrl (cmd) k   (memory tip think of the k at the end of hyperlinK), and paste the link in the insert box that comes up.
  • Try making a link from your Poem document to the YouTube (if allowed) video of Robert Frost reading his poem. Copy the following link https://youtu.be/sDPUdK2tcdA.
 
Continue to the next section to see some of the additional and fun features in the desktop app version of Word.

Most of these features are available when using the Microsoft Word App, and not the online version. Many of these features are also available in the other Microsoft applications such as PowerPoint. SmartArt may be found as an add-on to your school Microsoft online version of Word in addition to the app.

1. Open a blank Word document and select the Insert menu.

2. Watch the video (using the desktop app) below for some ideas to try out on your own. This will look at the following features:

  • Shapes, and putting a picture inside one
  • Icons
  • 3D models, and animated ones
  • SmartArt template options and editing

3. Have fun exploring these features, and then share your discoveries with others.

Some screenshots of SmartArt menus

Screenshot of the SmartArt icon on the Insert menu, a large arrow that may have a small rectangular box.

 

A screenshot of the SmartArt option on the Insert menu showing graphics to display a cycle.

Completing this Quest

Congratulations on learning to insert and format a picture, add a citation, and make a hyperlink to a separate document.

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MITECS Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

1. Empowered Learner
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

6. Creative Communicator
a. choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication
b. create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into their new creations
d. publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences