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Insert Clip Art in PowerPoint 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003 for Windows

Learn how to insert clip art in PowerPoint 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003 for Windows.

Author: Geetesh Bajaj

Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003
OS: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista

Date Created: February 15th 2007
Last Updated: February 27th 2009

Clip Art describes any image, graph, picture, etc. These can all be referred to as Web Clip Art.

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to insert Clip Art in PowerPoint:

  1. Navigate to the slide where you want to insert the Clip Art.

  2. Choose Insert | Picture | Clip Art as shown in Figure 1.

    Insert a Clip Art
    Figure 1: Insert a Clip Art

  3. This will summon the Clip Art pane on the right side of PowerPoint interface as shown in Figure 2.

    Clip Art Pane
    Figure 2: Clip Art Pane

  4. The Clip Art pane has Search options as:

    1. Search for: Type the keywords to search the clips of that category in the text field. Eg. Food.

    2. Search in: Choose the clips in various locations. Eg. Everywhere, My Collection, Office Collection, Web Collection, or Choose all collections is selected.

    3. Results should be: Choose Clip media type. Eg. GIF, WAV, WMF, BMP,default all media files is selected.

    4. Then click on Go Button.

The searched result is inserted as shown in Figure 3.

Searched Clips
Figure 3: Searched Clips

  1. Select any Clip from Clip Art Gallery as shown in Figure 4. Right-Click on it which will display a context menu, select the insert option.

    Selected Clip from Clip Art Gallery
    Figure 4: Selected Clip from Clip Art Gallery

  2. The selected Clip Art is inserted into the Powerpoint slide as shown in Figure 5.

    Inserted Clip
    Figure 5: Inserted Clip

  3. After inserting the Clip Art into the Powerpoint slide. Right-Click on picture and choose Format Picture option as shown in Figure 6.

    Choosing Format Picture
    Figure 6: Format Picture

  4. This opens Format Pictue window as shown in Figure 7. Choose different format tabs and make changes as required. Once it is done Click Ok to apply the changes.

    Format Picture Window
    Figure 7: Format Picture Window

    Note: To format individual elements of Clip Art. Right-Click choose Grouping | Ungroup.

  5. The other three options in Clip Art pane refer to Figure 2 above are explained below:

    1. Organize Clips: When clicked on Organize Clips link, it opens Microsoft Clip Organizer window as shown in Figure 8.

      Clip Organizer
      Figure 8: Clip Organizer

      Clip Organizer arranges and catalogs Clip Art and other media files stored on your hard disk and quickly find the clips you need.

    2. Clip Art on Office Online: This opens office online webpage for advanced search.

    3. Tips for Finding Clips: When clicked on Tips for Finding Clips link, it opens help window.


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