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I need to embed images from a zip file into a Word document. I've unzipped the file with the images and Word document, is there a repeatable process to do this, instead of copy and pasting the images manually to embed them into the Word document is there a way to identify or number the objects/graphs to be pasted to fool-proof the process?

Although images can be copied and pasted or dragged and dropped into documents, the preferable way to insert them is to use Insert | Picture | From File... (Word 2003 and earlier) or Insert | Illustrations | Picture (Word 2007 and above). You can select multiple images to insert by clicking on the first and then Ctrl+clicking on each additional one. They'll all be inserted in the same place, but you can then move them where you want them.
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Suzanne S. Barnhill


I've been using Word for Windows since version 2.0 (1992), and the more I learn about it, the more I realize how little I know. But I may know a few things that you don't, and I'll help if I can. I answer many questions every day in Microsoft's peer support forums and as a result have been awarded the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) designation by Microsoft Corporation. You may be able to find the answer to your question at the Word MVPs' FAQ site or at my own Word FAQ site, so please check those first! Please, no questions about VBA (macros), Registry editing, networks, or complex merges, as I have no experience with these aspects of Word, nor do I have any experience with Word for Mac. Please indicate which version of Word you are using; if you are not sure, see "What version of Word do I have?".


I have a master's degree in classics (Latin), which is surprisingly helpful, though I no longer teach. The things I am proudest of: Having raised two children to maturity, both Merit Scholars, both college graduates (one a philosophy major!), one Phi Beta Kappa (from Harvard!); having been made a Paul Harris Fellow by my Rotary club; having been designated a Microsoft MVP.

Rotary Club of Fairhope, Friends of the Fairhope Public Library

B.A. (Latin), Agnes Scott College, 1966; M.A. (Classics), Emory University, 1972.

Awards and Honors
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award every year since 1999; many Rotary honors

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