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Word 2007 allows you to insert special characters, symbols, pictures, illustrations, and watermarks.

Insert Tab

Symbols and Special Characters
Special characters are punctuation, spacing, or typographical characters that are not generally available on the standard keyboard. To insert symbols and special characters:

  • Place your cursor in the document where you want the symbol
  • Click the Insert Tab on the Ribbon
  • Click the Symbol button on the Symbols Group
  • Choose the appropriate symbol.

Symbols Drop Down Menu

Equations
Word 2007 also allows you to insert mathematical equations.  To access the mathematical equations tool:

  • Place your cursor in the document where you want the symbol
  • Click the Insert Tab on the Ribbon
  • Click the Equation Button on the Symbols Group
  • Choose the appropriate equation and structure or click Insert New Equation

Equations Drop Down Menu

  • To edit the equation click the equation and the Design Tab will be available in the Ribbon

Equation Design Tools Tab

Illustrations, Pictures, and SmartArt
Word 2007 allows you to insert illustrations and pictures into a document.  To insert illustrations:

  • Place your cursor in the document where you want the illustration/picture
  • Click the Insert Tab on the Ribbon
  • Click the Clip Art Button
  • The dialog box will open on the screen and you can search for clip art.
  • Choose the illustration you wish to include

Clip Art Dialog Box

To insert a picture:

  • Place your cursor in the document where you want the illustration/picture
  • Click the Insert Tab on the Ribbon
  • Click the Picture Button
  • Browse to the picture you wish to include
  • Click the Picture
  • Click Insert

Insert Picture Dialog Box

Smart Art is a collection of graphics you can utilize to organize information within your document.  It includes timelines, processes, or workflow. To insert SmartArt

  • Place your cursor in the document where you want the illustration/picture
  • Click the Insert Tab on the Ribbon
  • Click the SmartArt button
  • Click the SmartArt you wish to include in your document
  • Click the arrow on the left side of the graphic to insert text or type the text in the graphic.

Smart Art Dialog Box

Resize Graphics
All graphics can be resized by clicking the image and clicking one corner of the image and dragging the cursor to the size you want the picture.

Resize Graphic

Watermarks
A watermark is a translucent image that appears behind the primary text in a document.  To insert a watermark:

  • Click the Page Layout Tab in the Ribbon
  • Click the Watermark Button in the Page Background Group
  • Click the Watermark you want for the document or click Custom Watermark and create your own watermark
  • To remove a watermark, follow the steps above, but click Remove Watermark

Watermark Dialog Box

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