Preparing Microsoft Word Source Documents : Working with Images in Word : Inserting Images in Word
 
Inserting Images in Word
Before you insert images into Microsoft Word source documents you plan to use to generate output, review image considerations. For more information, see “Working with Images in Word”.
The following procedure provides an example of how to insert an image in Microsoft Word source documents using Microsoft Word 2003. Steps for inserting an image in Microsoft Word may be different in other versions of Microsoft Word.
After you insert your images, validate your images. For more information, see “Validating Images in Word”.
To insert an image in a Microsoft Word source document
1. In your Microsoft Word source document, on the Insert menu, click Picture  > From File.
2. Browse to the location of the image file you want to insert in your Microsoft Word source document, and then select the image file.
3. If you want to embed the image in your Microsoft Word source document, click the Insert button. Microsoft Word inserts the image in your source document and displays the image.
4. If you want to insert a link to the image file in your Microsoft Word source document, click the drop-down button on the Insert button and then click Link to File. Microsoft Word inserts a link to the image in your source document and displays the image in your source document.
After you insert an image, you can assign alternate text or a long description to the image. For more information, see “Assigning Alternate Text to Images and Image Maps in Word” and “Assigning Long Descriptions to Images in Word”.