QM3 Microsoft Word and Graphics
In Quests 1 and 2, you learned about Microsoft Word (365 or wordOnline), how to use formatting tools in a document, and how to upload and download a file and save it as a .pdf document.
In this Quest you will learn how to insert a picture, add a citation, and make a hyperlink to a separate document. You will also practice the art of obeying copyright rules by citing a source (giving credit to the owner of the work).
Step-by-step directions in this Quest (Word doc)
Citation: This is information needed to give credit to, or locate, work(s)
published or created (a book, paper, article, web site, artwork, composition,
music file) by others.
Hyperlink: An element in a digital document that links to another place
in the same document or to an entirely different document or website.
It is typically activated by clicking on a highlighted or underlined word
or image on the screen.
Begin with Part 1 by expanding the section below by clicking on the +
View the following video demonstration
Prepare by opening the Nothing Gold Can Stay document (you copied and edited in Quest 1).
To add a graphic image of Leaves to your document:
- Open a new tab in the browser you are using (Ctrl-T or Cmd-T) and navigate to http://www.pics4learning.com/
- Locate the Search box provided, and type the word leaves and click on Go.
- Look through the collection of images and select one you feel fits the poem (remember the first line of the poem, what color are the first leaves?). Here are two examples from the collection:
- When you decide on the image you prefer, click on the small image to open a full size view. *Keep the tab or window open to return to it later to get the photo citation.
- Look below the image to locate the Download Image and Save icons. (Note***Anyone logged into Google Drive can use the Save icon.)
The "Download Image" button on the left will let you download it to your Windows or Mac device (Android device click on the image and choose Save image from the menu. iPad users should press and hold the image, choose Save Image from the menu). It will either be saved automatically in a location or you will be prompted for a place to save it to (your desktop, filespace, downloads, etc.).
- Return to your Nothing Gold Can Stay poem document (but don't close the tab with pics4learning). Note: If you are using Word Online or 365 online, then you may need to locate and click on the menu item "Edit Document" and select Online.
- Add a space above the title. Put your cursor at the beginning of the title and use enter or return to move it down a line. Use your mouse or up-arrow to move your cursor above the title and use the centering alignment tool so it is in the center.
- Insert the image of a leaf. Put your cursor above the title. Click on the "Insert Menu" at the top, click on Picture, and navigate to the location you saved the leaf image to (desktop, downloads folder, drivespace...) and select it and insert it above the Poem title.
- To change the size of the image, click on it to select it, click on the Format menu, and use the Grow or Shrink icons until it is an appropriate size, or if the image has a box with dashed lines, click at the corner and drag in and upward to make it smaller.
- Click away from the image and right next to it. Click enter or return to move your cursor to a line right below the image to add the citation.
To add Credits (citation) for the image.
- Return to the tab with pics4learning where your leaf image was downloaded from.
- Locate the box below the image where it says Citation. Select and copy all of the text inside that box, and then return to your Word document and paste (Ctrl-V shortcut) it so that it is below the leaf image.
View the demonstration video for Part 2
Creating a hyperlink to the RFbio document you uploaded earlier in Q2:
- Locate and open the Q2 rfbio document you uploaded earlier
- Click the Share icon on the menu bar
- Click on Get Link and select Public
- Click on "Anyone with this view link" then create link (wow that's a long URL).
- Click on Shorten link. Click in the box to select it, and Copy the link (Ctrl-C)
- Return to your Nothing Gold Can Stay document and select Edit document
- Put your cursor in a blank line below the author's line.
- Go up to the Insert menu and click on the Link icon (looks like a chain link on a globe) on the menu bar.
- Paste (Ctrl-V shortcut) the link you copied into the Address box provided. Click on OK.
- Type "Robert Frost bio" in the Display text box, click on Insert. Time to check if the link worked.
- Close the document (close the tab). Then open the Poem document again, and try the link out.
If your cursor changes to a hand, you can click on it to link out. If you are in editing mode, then you have to use Ctrl-click to activate the link. Does it open up the bio document when you click on it in another tab?
Did the link work?
If your answer is yes then Congratulations and pat yourself on the back!
If your answer is no, look carefully at the hyperlink and begin troubleshooting. Does it link somewhere else? Is there no underline indicating it is a hyperlink? Ask a classmate if possible, before asking your teacher for help.
Completing this Quest
Congratulations on learning to insert a picture, resize it, add a citation, and make a hyperlink to a separate document.
Check off this Quest (QM3) on your 21t4s Roadmap
ISTE and Common Core Standards
1. Empowered Learner
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies
6. Creative Communicator
a. choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication
b. create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into their new creations
d. publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences