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How do you cut and paste an image to wordpad?

by bestnews / October 2, 2005 9:10 AM PDT


I would like to create a flyer(brochure) with
an image and text using wordpad. How would I
cut and paste a free image photo from the internet
to my wordpad? And could I type text over the



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Not with Wordpad
by thought_stazi / October 2, 2005 11:38 AM PDT

WordPad is a very basic text editor, and can't do the things you want.

What you're looking for is a desktop publishing program. There are freeware ones out there, and then there's commercial ones like Microsoft Publisher and a number of Adobe offerings.

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You CAN do that with WordPad...
by Edward ODaniel / October 3, 2005 4:47 AM PDT
BUT you can't move the image into the background or anything else other than the most bsic insertion of the graphic.

1. Open the graphic you want to use in a graphic application such as IrfanView.

2. Open Wordpad and begin your document.

3. when you get to the point you want to insert a graphic click WordPad's Insert menu and choose Object. Choose to Create New then scroll down to and select either Gif Image or Jpeg Image then click the OK button. Another dialog window opens and you can select to create the picture from something on the clipboard, by capturing part of the screen area or by scanning. Choose how you want to go and do it.

Alternatively you can simply use the graphic program to select the image then copy it then position your cursor where you want it on the WordPad document then make use of WordPad's Edit Menu to paste the graphic into WordPad.

Now that you know HOW to do it with WordPad why not go ahead and do it right by downloading and installing either
Open Office (free Office Suite at 75 meg download )

Easy Office (free Office Suite at 98 meg download )

602PC Suite (free Office Suite for non-commercial user at 29 meg download)

or by going to this link ( ) and downloading and installing Seriff's PagePlus SE (also free and DESIGNED for what you want to get done and only 19.5 meg ).

Because of the word free in the URL you will need to copy and paste the link into your browser
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