How to Insert a Picture in Word 2013

Microsoft Word 2013 is more than just a program where you can type and format text. You can insert a picture into Word 2013 documents if you find that the addition of an image or two will improve the document.

But you might be having difficulty locating the button that allows you to add a picture in Word 2013, especially if you are new to the program. Our guide below will walk you through the process of adding a picture to a document, then show you a couple of ways that you can modify that document or resize it to make it fit better with your vision for your document.


How to Add a Picture to a Document in Microsoft Word 2013

The steps in this article will assume that you have a picture saved on your computer that you would like to insert into your document.

Step 1: Open the document in Word 2013.


Step 2: Click at the point in the document where you would like to insert your picture.

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Step 3: Click the Insert tab at the top of the window.

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Step 4: Click the Pictures button in the Illustrations section of the ribbon.

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Step 5: Select the picture that you want to insert into your Word document, then click the Insert button.

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Once the picture is inserted into the document you can click the picture to select it, which will enable another tab at the top of the window called Picture Tools. This tab includes a number of different options for formatting your inserted picture.

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Additionally, if the picture that you inserted was to large or too small, you can drag the handles around the image to adjust its size.

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