Getting Images from the Web

How to "Copy" images, to be pasted into your document:

1.  Locate an image that you want on any web site (be cautious of copyright issues!). Using your mouse, place your cursor over the image. Click with the mouse (left-click if using an IBM mouse) and hold until a menu pops up next to your cursor. While you are still holding the mouse button down, scroll down this menu until you get to "Copy this Image." Release the mouse button here.

2.  Now the image is "copied" onto the "clipboard" and you can go to any document and "paste" it in (see instructions below).

How to "Download" images to your disk, to be used later:

1.  Locate an image and click on it and hold, just as described above. This time select "Download Image to Disk" (or something similar) from the menu that pops up.

2.  Your computer will then display a window that requires that you designate the location to save this image. Select a folder, or floppy disk, or just on the desktop if you wish. Click "Save" or "OK."  This will place a copy of the image file into your designated folder or location.


Placing Images from the Web in an AppleWorks Document

After an Image has been "copied" from a web page:

1.  If you have just recently "copied" the image from a web page, it should still be on your clipboard. You can now "paste it into your ClarisWorks document.

2.  Go back to your open ClarisWorks document (on a Macintosh you can switch back and forth between programs by pulling down the Application Menu in the top right corner and selecting the programs). If you do not already have a ClarisWorks document open, open a blank word processing document.

3.  Before you paste it into your document, pull down the Window menu ( if you are using ClarisWorks 4, it it is the View menu) and select Show Tools. This will display the drawing tools on the left side of the screen.

4.  In the tools panel on the left side of your screen, click on the Arrow button, so that it is selected rather than the text button. This arrow button looks like a cursor arrow. This allows you to paste your image in as a drawing object, which can easily be moved around.

5.  Pull down the Edit menu and select Paste. This will paste the image into the document.

6.  Now use your mouse to move the image exactly where you want it.

7.  If you want your text to wrap around the image, click on the image to select it, then pull down the Options menu and select Text Wrap. In the window that opens, select Regular, then click OK. Again, you may have to move the image so that your text can wrap around it properly.

After an Image has been "downloaded to disk" from a web page:

1.  Open your web browser (Netscape or Internet Explorer).

2.  Drag the icon of your saved image onto the window area of your web browser (the area where web pages are displayed). This tells the computer to open that picture in the web browser window. NOTE: (this will only work if the picture is a GIF or a JPEG file… since you got this picture from a web site, it is very likely that the picture is already in one of these two formats. If it is a picture that is in some other format you will have to use Adobe PhotoDeluxe or another Image Editing program (such as GraphicConverter) to open the picture.

3.  After your image is open in the web browser window, you can "copy" it to the clipboard (see instructions at the top of this page), then paste it into your ClarisWorks document as described above.