How to Paste Images in Google Docs and PowerPoint
By Kathryn Hatashita-Lee
Google Docs and Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 allow you to insert an image file to help draw attention to your data or company. Your image file, for example, can display your business logo and help your clients remember your brand. Insert images from your computer files, online Clip Art and the Web. These programs give you the flexibility to move and resize the image to enhance the layout and complement the text.
Sign in to your Google Drive account, and then click in the document, presentation or spreadsheet where you want to insert your image.
Click the “Insert” menu on the ribbon and select “Image” to open the Insert Image dialog box.
Click the “Upload” tab in the left pane, and then click the “Choose an image to upload” button in the right pane to display your gallery of images in the Open window.
Click the image file you want to insert, and then click the “Open” button in the window to paste your image. The Open window and Insert Image dialog box close.
Open the PowerPoint presentation, and then click in the slide placeholder where you wish to insert the image. Some placeholders display six translucent Insert icons. Click the “Insert Picture from File” icon that displays two mountains and the sun to open the Insert Picture window. If the placeholder has no icons, click the “Insert” tab on the command ribbon, and then click the “Pictures” button in the Images group to open the Insert Picture window.
Click the image file you wish to paste.
Click the “Insert” button to close the Insert Picture window and paste this image to your PowerPoint slide.
To resize the image in Google Docs or PowerPoint, click the image to display the resize handles on the border, and then click and drag the handle. If the PowerPoint command ribbon is not displayed, click the “Normal” button in the status bar to bring up the ribbon.
The Insert Image dialog box in Google Docs includes other options for sourcing your images, such as “Take a snapshot,” “By URL,” “Your Albums” and “Google Drive.”
PowerPoint also allows you to insert image files from the Web. Click the "Insert" tab’s “Online Pictures” button in the Images group to open the dialog box. Type the keywords in the search box for "Office.com Clip Art" or "Bing Image Search," and then press “Enter” to bring up the gallery results. Click the image file, and then click the “Insert” button.