How to Copy & Paste Clip Art

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Clip art can make your document more attractive and interesting.

Clip art -- typically, a drawing that shows an item or illustrates a concept -- can be a fun and quick way to jazz up a document or message. You can use the copy-and-paste feature on your computer to add clip art to your document. Remember to use only clip art that you have permission to use.

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Step 1

Find the clip art that you want to use. You can find clip art on websites such as Clipart.com, Classroom Clipart and #1 Free Clipart (see Resources).

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Step 2

Open the clipart file, and put your cursor on the image. Right-click the image, and then click "Copy" or "Copy Image." (Some clipart sites have a "Copy" button on the Web page that you can use to copy the clipart image.)

Step 3

Locate the place in your document where you want to paste the clip art. Click that place to put the cursor there.

Step 4

Right-click your mouse, and then click "Paste" or "Paste Image." The clip art will appear at the cursor.

Tip

Although most email and word processing applications let you paste images, some don't.

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