Thursday, August 09, 2007

“You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.” Dr. Seuss

The other day I created a word document that contained a picture of a friend. The problem was that I wanted the picture to be saying something and not just have text below. One way is to use speech bubbles that you see in comic strips. After you have inserted a picture into Word then click on the insert menu and point to picture then choose autoshapes. This will bring up a toolbar. Click on the second from the right, that when pointed to gives the name callouts. Now just go ahead and click on the one you like best. You will notice that your arrow has changed to a plus sign. Point to the center of the screen and hold your finger on the mouse button while you move at a diagonal until you get the size you desire, then let go. Click in the center of it and start typing. All the changes that you can make to your text can be done here like bold or italics. When finished move it close to the picture. You should also see a yellow diamond that you can move to adjust the point of the speech bubble. This is great for Word, PowerPoint, or Publisher. Give it a try.

Note: You may see something that says create your drawing here. Avoid putting your cursor here and it will go away on its own. However if you click in it it will stay and need to be deleted later.

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