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Clip Media Properties in Clip Organizer

Explore properties option within the Clip Organizer.

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Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8

As we explored in earlier tutorials, every clip media object within the Clip Organizer has keywords associated -- these keywords can be edited as required. Similarly, clip media objects have certain other properties also such as the clip media name, type, resolution, etc.

What is Clip Organizer?

If you are new to Clip Organizer, it's a basic digital asset management program that lets you catalog clip media to be used within PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office programs. Do note that while you can catalog and organize media using the Clip Organizer, you will still have to insert these clip media via the Clip Art task pane in Microsoft Office applications.

The version we are exploring was included as part of Microsoft Office 2000, but the techniques we explore will work for previous versions too. However, Clip Organizer no longer works within newer versions of Microsoft Office released thereafter, such as Office 2013 or subsequent versions.

In this tutorial we'll explain how to view the Properties for the clip media within the Clip Organizer. Follow these steps to learn more:

  1. Launch Microsoft Clip Organizer -- and access any Collection which has some clips. In Figure 1, below you can see that we have selected the My Collections collection.

    Collection selected within the Microsoft Clip Organizer
    Figure 1: Collection selected within the Microsoft Clip Organizer

  2. Now, select any clip media and right-click to bring up a contextual menu, as shown in Figure 2. Within the contextual menu, select the Preview/Properties option.

    Preview/Properties option
    Figure 2: Preview/Properties option

    Alternatively, select View | Preview/Properties menu option, as shown in Figure 3.

    View | Preview/Properties menu option
    Figure 3: View | Preview/Properties menu option

  3. This opens the Preview/Properties dialog box, as shown in Figure 4.

    Preview/Properties dialog box
    Figure 4: Preview/Properties dialog box

    Options within the Preview/Properties dialog box are explained below, as marked in Figure 4 above:

    1. Preview: This area shows the selected clip media.

    2. Caption: Here you can view the caption for the clip media.

    3. Provided by: Within this section you'll find the name of the vendor that provided this clip. If you added your own clips, this area will have no content. Below this area you will see three buttons:

      Previous button goes to previous clip media,
      Next button goes to next clip media, and
      Refresh button refreshes the properties and thumbnail of the current clip.

    4. Paths: Here you can view File and Catalog paths for the current clip media.

    5. Properties: This area shows the properties of the selected picture such as: Name, Type, Resolution, Size, etc. Learn more in our Understanding Clip Art Search Results in PowerPoint 2010 tutorial.

    6. Keywords: This section displays all the associated keywords for the clip media.

    7. Edit Keywords: Clicking this button brings up the Keywords dialog box, as shown in Figure 5. Here you can edit current keywords and also add new keywords. To learn how, refer to our learn Edit Keywords in Clip Organizer tutorial.

      Keywords dialog box
      Figure 5: Keywords dialog box

  4. Once done, click the Close button, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 4 earlier on this page.


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