... adding polish and illustrative value
When graphics support the written text, they provide an alternate route to the information ...
More specifically, images ...
Adding an image to one's document is fairly straightforward, but deciding what image to use and how to position it requires more thought.
Pictures are an effective tool for giving visual representation of how to do something. They can can stand alone or work in conjunction with the given text, and they can enhance a message if used properly.
For example, if one is using pictures in conjunction with text, as in a set of instructions,
Are your illustrations suited to your purpose and audience?
The image tools, frankly, are easy to use. But they are easier to use if one is satisfied with MSWord's choices. They are also easy to use once one has a reason for one's image choices, but then they make the document much better for your efforts.
In studying the book, we found the images were sometimes not near the relevant text ⇒ the image and the text need to be close in proximity
So we relocated them in our MSWord version so that the image is close to the text that the image references.
Sometimes a map was needed to orient the readers. The maps were sometimes small, but in our version, we fitted it to the available space by positioning it in the center of a page, and extending it to the full extent of the printed space.
One can also see the style choices made for the body text style for the paragraphs, the use of headings in the document map to the left, headers on both pages, and page numbers in the footers of both pages.
The same thinking about image placement, size, spacing, and shape was used throughout the document.
Here, one can see the use of page breaks to ensure the text did not start on the last line of the previous page.
Also noticeable are the use of captions for the images. The MSWord document tools that read their own markup can use these captions to create a table of figures for the document.
... if we understand what the tools can do for us
To do this effectively, we need to think about the user and how what we might do will enhance their ability to understand the document.
We will need to think about
so we can turn something like these two objects
into a new single object
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