You cannot insert clip art in an Office document object

When you try to insert clip art in a Microsoft Office object, the Insert Clip Art pane may not appear and you cannot insert the clip art. This problem occurs when all the following conditions are true:
  • You inserted a Microsoft Office document, such as a Microsoft Word document or a Microsoft Excel worksheet, as an object into a non-Office program.
  • You are editing that Office object in place.
  • In Microsoft Office 2003, you click Insert, point to Picture, and then click Clip Art.
    In a 2007 Microsoft Office system, you click the Insert tab, and then you click Clip Art in the Illustrations group.
This problem occurs because Office 2003 objects do not support the use of panes when you edit the object in place in a non-Office program.
To work around this issue, start Clip Organizer in stand-alone mode, and then insert the clip art into your Office object. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Clip Organizer
  2. Locate the clip art image that you want to use.
  3. Right-click the image, and then click Copy. If the Office object is not in edit mode, double-click the object.
  4. Right-click in the Office object area, and then click Paste.
The clip art is pasted into the Office object.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.

Article ID: 832927 - Last Review: 10/04/2011 11:02:00 - Revision: 3.0

Microsoft Office Basic 2007, Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007, Microsoft Office Professional 2007, Microsoft Office Small Business 2007, Microsoft Office Standard 2007, Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007

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