Inserting images from the clipboard or a scanner

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Inserting an image from the clipboard

Using the clipboard, you can copy images into an OOo document from another OOo document and from other programs. To do this:

  1. Open both the source document and the target document.
  2. In the source document, select the image the image to be copied.
  3. Move the mouse pointer over the selected image and press Control+C to copy the image to the clipboard.
  4. Switch to the target document.
  5. Click to place the cursor where the graphic is to be inserted.
  6. Press Control+V to insert the image.
Documentation caution.png If the application from which the graphic was copied is closed before the graphic is pasted into the target, the image stored on the clipboard could be lost.

Inserting an image using a scanner

If a scanner is connected to your computer, OOo can call the scanning application and inserted the scanned item into the OOo document as an image. To start this procedure, place the cursor where the graphic is to be inserted and select Insert > Picture > Scan > Select Source.

Although this practice is quick and easy, it is unlikely to result in a high-quality image of the correct size. You may get better results by cleaning up scanned material in a graphics program before inserting the resulting image into OOo.

Modifying and positioning graphics provides many tools for resizing, modifying, filtering, and positioning graphics; wrapping text around graphics; and using graphics as backgrounds and watermarks. These tools are described in relevant chapters of the other guides. Some sophisticated adjustments of the graphics are best done in an image manipulation program and the results brought into OOo, rather than using OOo’s inbuilt tools.

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