What I want to do is simple, a page or two with images and some text
next to it.
G’day Betty; I am not a computer guru by any means, but I am writing
a little illustrated story book at present and need to do what you
want to do. But I use Paint Shop Pro6, and my word processor is Star
Office! However, all these sort of programs work similarly, and you
will just have to find the items I mention in the menu and the ‘tool
box’ possibly under different names but similar ones.
have your pics ready - do whatever enhancing they need (if you
know how!! It’s not all that easy) I save mine temporarily on the
’desktop’ then slide them into whatever folder or disc I want by
clicking on the icon and mouse-dragging.
Have them sized by finding ‘resize’ in the menu and sizing by
percentage of the original. I find if the originals were scanned at,
say, 300dpi, I divide it roughly by 72:- 300/72 = 4.16 and call that
1/4 = 25%, so I’d set the resize to 25% which will be close to the
size of the original photograph. If that isn’t the physical size you
want, simply go: menu/edit/undo and choose another percentage resize.
(I use control+Z for undo)
open your word processor, select a new document and use the 'page’
dialogue box to select all the parameters of the kind of page you
Go to Menu/insert/picture, and from that dialogue box get the
folder and then the appropriate picture, Click OK and the picture
will arrive on your ‘page’ You can size it exactly by clicking on it,
then dragging the bottom corner diagonally out or in. Drag the picture
to the place you want it.
‘Select’ the picture by clicking in the centre - or perhaps on one
edge. Now go to Menu/insert/and find a dialogue box which will allow
you to set the text ‘wrap’ (all round. top. bottom. left, right,
De select the picture by clicking elsewhere on the page and begin
typing your text. Don’t forget to ‘save’ frequently!
Sorry I can’t be more specific, but I think you’ll have to spend some
practice time playing around with the box controls, they are all
different - but are very similar. I hope you get on OK - let me know,
eh? I KNOW how difficult it all is when you have nobody to show you -
but do WRITE IT ALL DOWN for next time as you’ll have forgotten at
least some of what you did. I managed to handle it - and I’m 79 and
a bit ‘thick’!! Cheers,
– John Burgess; @John_Burgess2 of Mapua Nelson NZ