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Tech Tips for Writers #51: Copy Images From Google Images

Tech Tips for Writers is an (almost) weekly post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future Tip.how_to--wrap_an_image

Q: To copy an image from Google Images (or Bing), right-click on the picture, select copy, then paste it into a document (with right-click, paste). But, It’s hard to move around. Is there an easier way.

A: That’s in the picture ‘wrap’ features. When you paste it into a document, wrap text around it rather than leaving the picture as an in-line image:

  • Click on image you’ve inserted
  • Go to ‘Picture tools’ at top
  • Select ‘wrap’ from ribbon
  • Select ‘tight’ if you want text to wrap around image

…that should work.  If you can read the blurry image. Hmmm….

BTW–don’t copy Google images unless they’re for ‘scholarly purposes’. Or you have permission.

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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for and TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing TeachersCisco guest blog, Technology in Education featured blogger, IMS tech expert, and a bi-monthly contributor to Today’s Author. In her free time, she is the editor of a K-8 technology curriculumK-8 keyboard curriculumK-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. Currently, she’s editing a thriller that should be out to publishers next summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

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3 thoughts on “Tech Tips for Writers #51: Copy Images From Google Images

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