Images can be added to the newsletter layout in several ways. They can be sized and moved. Text can be wrapped around the image.
But first have the tool panel open by selecting Show Tools from the Window menu or click on the tool toggle icon (also called drawing palette icon or show/hide tools control icon) on the bottom of the document window next to Page. When you work with graphics, the Arrow tool should be selected so that images inserted or copied and pasted are movable within the document. In other words, the image will act like an object rather than text. So be sure to click the arrow picture in the tool panel. The box with the A is for text and used when you are adding text to the newsletter.
Using Copy and Paste
First open the source document or software program that has the graphic. Choose Edit - Copy. Return to the layout document newsletter. To have the item as a free-floating object, make sure that the arrow pointer is selected. Then Edit - Paste the image to the page.
This method works with clip art software like Print Shop, Print Artist, and other commercial graphics software whether the program is on the hard drive or on a CD-ROM. But you must navigate to the graphics source.
If you find an image on the Internet, you can click on to the image and hold the button down. A menu comes up and you can select Copy this Image.. . Then Edit - Paste onto the newsletter.
Using AppleWorks Libraries
These libraries are located as submenus under File - Library. Select a category and scroll through the items. When highlighted, a picture appears. To select, click Use and the image will pop up into the newsletter. [Remember to have the arrow selected in the tool panel so that the image is movable before adding the graphic to the newsletter.]
HINT: You can add to the Library by storing your own clip art or graphics in the appropriate categories or make a separate folder and input selected images.
Here is a screen shot of the Library menu.
Using the Insert Command
To insert an existing graphic from the hard drive, from a CD-ROM, or from a diskette, choose File - Insert. A modified open file dialog box appears. Find the desired file and click Insert. Make any changes like resize, flip, rotate, and so on under the Arrange menu.
The following types of images can be added this way.
1. Internet graphics that have been saved into a folder. Each image should have a descriptive name.
2. Scanned photos or pictures that have been saved in "pict" format in a special folder. Name each image with a descriptive label such as "class." It is helpful to have thumbprints of the photos.
3. Digital camera photos that have been saved on a diskette or in a folder. If using the Sony Mavica and images are on a floppy disk, open the diskette and select the appropriate photo. Each picture should be edited (cropped, lightened, darkened, etc.) and converted into "pict" format (from JPEG) using Adobe Photoshop Deluxe or other photo editing program.
4. Other saved images from clip art software. Special graphics can be saved in appropriately named folders and retrieved easily.
5. Files from CD-ROMs and floppy disks. In the dialog box, click the Desktop, find the CD-ROM or floppy disk. When the CD-ROM is in the window, open it and locate the image. Since some clip art CD-ROMs have a preview feature, check that the box SHOW PREVIEW is clicked. Usually clip art for the MAC is in the "pict" format.
Drawing a Graphic
Go to the draw icon which will open up a blank page in the draw mode. Create your picture. Then go to Edit - Select All. Copy and paste into the newsletter. You can also draw the graphic(s) directly into your document.
Painting a Graphic
Click the paint frame icon to get into the paint mode. Then paint away. When completed, go to File - Select All. A moving dotted line will form. Then copy and paste into the newsletter. You can also create a paint frame and paint directly within the newsletter document. The paint frame can be repositioned.
Drag and Drop
If another page of the document or if files within AppleWorks are open, you can click on a free-floating picture, then drag it to another location and drop. You can also drag and drop when you go to the File - Library and select a picture.
HINT: An image can be dragged and dropped between columns or in a paragraph. The graphic will be covering the text so after clicking the graphic, go to the Options menu and choose Text Wrap. Choose Irregular (if the picture is not square or rectangular). In Gutter enter 0 or a small number leaving little space between the text and graphics. You can also right and left justify.
Also, with several graphics that you may want to overlap, you can go to Arrange - Move Forward or Move Back.
Adding Tables and Charts
The table or chart created in spreadsheet mode can be saved as a special file. Do File - Insert. Find the file and click Insert. Or the spreadsheet can be created onto the newsletter document. Click and select the spreadsheet tool. Move your mouse onto the newsletter (without dragging it), then click and drag within the work space to define the spreadsheet.
Below are samples of images in a newsletter formatted document.
Adding a Kid Pix Picture
If your students work with Kid Pix, save the pictures. Then in the Kid Pix program, go to File - Open a Picture and select the file you want opened. The saved picture will open. Then choose File - Export a Graphic and choose the "gif" format. Click Export and the picture will be saved in the My Pix file. Next go to the AppleWorks newsletter document. Do File - Insert. When the pop up box appears, look for Kid Pix (on the Macintosh HD) and the My Pix file with the "gif" extension. Click Insert making sure that the Arrow was selected in the tool panel.
To make a frame around the picture, click the rectangle in the tool panel and draw a box around the picture. It will cover the picture. So go to Arrange - Move to Back and the picture will reappear with the frame. Adjust the picture or frame as necessary.