About this lesson
Frame the spot for a picture still to come.
Multiple versions of this lesson are available, choose the appropriate version for you:
Pictures - Placeholders
A placeholder is an empty picture frame that reserves the space and allows you to insert the picture later. Alignment tools will help you center the picture.
When to use
Pictures can be inserted right away or at a later date. But you can continue with your project while waiting for the pictures by using the Placeholders (empty picture frames) to hold their spots.
Begin by opening the corresponding Exercise File with this lesson, or to go File, New and find the Newsletter (Soft Blue design). Use Page 6 for this lesson.
- Click the View Ribbon, turn on Boundaries and Graphics Manager.
- Scroll to Page 6 of the template and Insert 3 Picture Placeholders.
- Move (click and drag) the placeholders to spread them out horizontally.
- Click any placeholder and Insert, Picture, from file: Computer Monitor.png, then repeat with other pictures in the remaining 2 placeholders.
- Fit the picture to the frame.
- Click the Picture.
- Click the Picture Tools, or right-click the Picture for the Crop tools.
(If "Fit" isn't available, that means it is already showing the full picture.)
- Fit: Resizes entire picture to FIT inside the picture frame.
- Ctrl + Scroll to zoom in is faster than pointing to the bottom right zoom controls. Zoom in or out quickly by holding down CTRL and scroll with your mouse wheel.
- To un-do anything, simply press Ctrl + Z, or click the un-do button on the Quick Access bar.
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