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Insert and use images in document

When you create a text document using LibreOffice Writer, you may want to include some illustrations. Illustrations (images or graphics) are added to documents for a variety of reasons: from supporting the description provided in the text—as used in this Guide—to providing an immediate visual representation of the contents, as is often found in a newspaper

Images in Writer are of three basic types:

  • Inserting and image files, such as photos, drawings, and scanned images

  • Diagrams created using LibreOffice’s drawing tools

  • Charts created using LibreOffice’s Chart facility

Inserting and image files, such as photos, drawings, and scanned images

In this options, we will learns the various types to insert images in word documents

Inserting an image file

When the image is in a file stored on the computer, you can insert it into a LibreOffice document using either of the following methods.

Drag and drop

  • Open a file browser window and locate the image you want to insert.

  • Drag the image into the Writer document and drop it where you want it to appear. A faint vertical line marks where the image will be dropped.

This method embeds (saves a copy of) the image file in the Writer document. To link the file instead of embedding it, hold down the Control+Shift keys while dragging the image.

Insert Image dialog box

  • Click in the LibreOffice document where you want the image to appear.

  • Choose Insert > Image > From File from the Menu bar.

  • On the Insert Image dialog, navigate to the file to be inserted, and select it. At the bottom of the dialog are two options, Preview and Link. Select Preview to view a thumbnail of the selected image on the right (as shown in the example), so you can verify that you have the correct file. See “Inserting an image file” below for the use of Link.

  • Click Open.

How to Insert Image in MS Word

Insert an image from the clipboard

Using the clipboard, you can copy images into a LibreOffice document from another LibreOffice document and from other programs. To do this:

  1. Open both the source document and the target document.

  2. In the source document, select the image to be copied.

  3. Move the mouse pointer over the selected image and press Control+C (or right-click and select Copy from the context menu) to copy the image to the clipboard.

  4. Switch to the target document.

  5. Click to place the cursor where the image is to be inserted.

  6. 6) Press Control+V (or right-click and select Paste from the context menu) to insert the image

Insert an image using a Scanner

If a scanner is connected to your computer, LibreOffice can call the scanning application and insert the scanned item into the LibreOffice document as an image. To start this procedure, click where you want the image to be inserted and select Insert > Image > Scan > Select Source.


Select the scan source from the list. This list will contain available devices and, on Windows systems the Windows Imaging Acquisition (WIA) platform to these devices. After choosing the device, select Insert > Image > Scan > Request. This will open the imaging software to permit you to adjust settings for picture quality, size, and other settable attributes. This practice is quick and easy, but may not result in a high-quality image of the correct size. You may get better results by scanning material into a graphics program and cleaning it up there before inserting the resulting image into LibreOffice.

Inserting an image from the Gallery

The Gallery provides a convenient way to group reusable objects such as images and sounds that you can insert into your documents. The Gallery is available in all components of LibreOffice. It comes with many images or graphics to it. To insert an image form gallery into the Writer document-

  1. To open the Gallery, click on the Gallery icon ( ) (located in the Standard toolbar and in the Drawing toolbar) or choose Tools > Gallery from the Menu bar. The Gallery can also be accessed through the Gallery tab on the Sidebar (View > Sidebar > Gallery).

  2. Navigate through the Gallery to find the desired picture.

  3. To insert the picture, click and drag it from the Gallery into the Writer document. You can also right-click on the picture and choose Insert > Copy.

Insert and use images in document

  • Options to insert image to document from various sources.

  • Options to modify, resize, crop and delete an image. Drawing objects and its properties.

  • Creating drawing objects and changing its properties. Resizing and grouping drawing objects.

  • Positioning image in the text.

Options to insert image to document from various sources-:

  1. Inserting an Image from Computer

  2. Inserting an Image from Online Picture option

  3. Inserting Image from copy and paste

  4. Inserting Image from Screen sort option

  5. Inserting Image from Drag and Drop option

  6. Insert Image from 3d Model in MS Word 2019


  • Inserting an Image from Computer-: In our Document, if we want to insert a image from my computer then we need to follow following steps.

  1. Click on the page in your document where you want to insert image.

  2. Click on Insert Tab

  3. Click on Picture option

  4. A open Dialog box will open 

  5. Choose the location where your picture is  there

  6. Select the picture

  7. Click on Insert option

  8. Picture will insert in your document

how to insert picture in open office
  • Inserting an Image from Online Picture option-:  In Microsoft word, we can find this option very easily. here we don't need to use any browser to search the picture online. we can directly search and insert multiple picture from internet with the help of Online Pictures option.

    • Steps to use of online Picture 

      • Click on Insert Tab​

      • Click on Online Pictures options

      • A window will open

      • you need to search the picture or you can click on any picture which are already showing in the window.

      • click on the picture

      • click on Insert 

      • picture will insert in your document

Inserting an Image from Online Picture option in MS Word
  • Inserting an Image from Copy & Paste option-:  In this option, You can Copy the Picture and paste the picture in your document. You can Copy the Picture from any folder, website and paste it in your document. You can use Copy (CTRL+C) and paste Command (CTRL+V) to do that.

  • Inserting an Image from Screen Sort option-:  In MS Word, You can insert a Picture using Screen Sort option. to use this option first we should know that how this option is work. when we will click on screen sort option the MS Word will minimize, that means what picture we want to insert in out document we need to open that picture, folder or web browser first and after that we need to open MS Word and Click on Screen Sort option. Word will minimize and after that you can crop a perticular area with the help of holding your left button of the mouse and  when you will release your mouse button then that picture will directly insert in your documents. 

  • Inserting an Image from Drag & Drop option-:  In any Document software we can Insert a picture from Drag and Drop option. for that you need to open both the software file side by side where your file is there. after that you need to hold the picture and drag it in your document. Picture will inserted. 

  • Inserting an Image from 3D Model-:  this is the best option provide by MS Word 2019 where you can insert any 3D Picture in your document and you can rotate that picture in any angle.

Inserting am Image from 3D Models
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