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WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF CLIP ART:

CHIROCLIPS INTRODUCTORY LIBRARY 1.1

TECHNICAL NOTES

CHAPTER 1. CLIP ART OVERVIEW
CHAPTER 2. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
CHAPTER 3. YOUR SOFTWARE RIGHTS
CHAPTER 4. LOADING CLIP ART
CHAPTER 5. GENERAL RULES FOR WORKING WITH CLIP ART
CHAPTER 6. ADOBE PAGEMAKER
CHAPTER 7. COREL DRAW
CHAPTER 8. MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 
CHAPTER 9. MICROSOFT PUBLISHER 
CHAPTER 10. MICROSOFT WORD 
CHAPTER 11. MICROSOFT WORKS
CHAPTER 12. PRINTSHOP DELUXE
CHAPTER 13. WORD PERFECT
CHAPTER 14. CUSTOMIZING YOUR IMAGES
- ADDING COLOR
- OVERLAYING IMAGES
- CHANGING THE SIZE OF AN IMAGE
CHAPTER 15. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CHAPTER 1. CLIP ART OVERVIEW

 So, you ask, "What is Clip Art?"

The term "clip art" is used to describe any illustration available for use by the general public. The concept dates back to the time when most folks purchased books of illustrations rather than paying an artist to draw one-of-a-kind images. They then proceeded to clip out the illustrations from the book and paste them onto their fliers, brochures, ads or stationery for reproduction by a print shop.

Now that most of us have computers, clip art comes on disks and CD-ROM. Computerized clip art refers to a variety of different images, usually line drawings, ready for placement into your text documents. It's like having an artist right inside your computer! Just pick an image you'd like to use and place it into your document. Your own software will also allow you to re-size (and often, color) the image to fit your layout. ChiroClips is a collection of easy-to-use, professionally drawn images that provide high-quality artwork for your documents. These images are designed to add interest and variety to your presentations, patient education, and promotional material.

CHAPTER 2. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

ChiroClips has been thoroughly tested with many software applications to make sure you do not experience any problems. However, if you do have trouble, your software manuals and HELP function are the best sources for answering most questions. If you continue to have trouble accessing images after consulting your application resources, feel free to contact our technical support representatives at (516) 817-3436.

CHAPTER 3. YOUR SOFTWARE RIGHTS

Your complete license agreement is located at the back of the  documentation provided with your CD-ROM. We strongly suggest you read it to fully understand your ownership rights and responsibilities. Two key points in your agreement are:

1) ChiroClips gives you permission to copy and modify these images only for your own internal use.

2) ChiroClips grants this license only for a single user. Your license agreement also has information about the use of trademarks and disc warranties. If you have any questions on your license agreement, feel free to contact ChiroClips, 3248 Shore Rd, Oceanside NY 11572, tel: (516) 817-3436 or fax: (516) 620-4236. 

CHAPTER 4. LOADING CLIP ART

Clip Art is not "software"; there is no need to RUN or EXECUTE it! It is not necessary to load ChiroClips permanently onto your hard drive. Clip art images can be quite big and, except for frequently used images, may not justify the disk space. If you do decide to copy an image onto your hard drive, use your FILE MANAGER application (in Windows3.0) or EXPLORER (Windows 95).

You can also add ChiroClips images to your CLIP ART GALLERY, if you choose to! 

CHAPTER 5. GENERAL RULES FOR WORKING WITH CLIP ART

There are literally hundreds of ways to use ChiroClips images, depending on the effect you want and the functionality of your applications. Different types of programs let you modify clip art images invarious ways:

* Drawing and/or paint applications allow you to change the image by changing colors, or introducing lines and shapes.

* Page layout, desktop publishing, and presentation applications often let you scale, crop and even rotate images.

* Word processing applications will allow you to import the image and scale it to your document.

For best results, you will want to be familiar with the functions and capabilities of your computer and your applications.

ChiroClips uses the same conventions you would use to access images from any clip art package. Using a word-processing, desktop publishing,

drawing or paint application, you may access clip art images from a diskette, a CD-ROM, or directly off the hard drive. Depending on your system, you may already have some clip art installed on your hard drive.

(Popular word-processing applications include Microsoft Word, Word Perfect and Microsoft Works. Desktop publishing software refers to programs such as Microsoft Publisher, PageMaker, Corel Ventura and Turbo Publisher. Drawing applications such as CorelDRAW and Adobe Illustrator are more sophisticated design tools. And paint programs range from the simple Microsoft Paint and Adobe PhotoDeluxe to Corel PHOTO-PAINT and Adobe PhotoShop. There are also many applications on the market today designed to help the novice create artwork for brochures, business cards, forms, etc.)


Although we will discuss some specific applications below, we can not hope to cover every one. Luckily, most programs operate using similar guidelines and concepts. First, start up a word-processing or desktop publishing program and place the ChiroClips Introductory Library 1.1 into your CD-ROM drive. Then, follow the procedures for that specific application to import a picture. If your specific application is not included in the following chapters, and you are unsure of the proper procedures, try one of the following:

* From the tool bar, select Insert then Picture

OR

* From the tool bar, select File then Place (or Open or Import).

When prompted, select your CD-ROM drive (usually \D); and choose an image (e.g. Adjust1.TIF). If none of these approaches work for your application, check your application's User Manual or HELP function. To change the size of your image, you will need to keep the height-to-width ration intact. Various applications handle this function differently. Try using the ALT or CTRL key with your positional arrows. If this does not work, check your application's User Manual or HELP function.

 CHAPTER 6. ADOBE PAGEMAKER

1. Open an existing PageMaker document, or create a new one.

2. On the File menu, select Place.

3. In the Window Box, change the drive and directory to locate the image.

4. Select the image you want and click OK.

5. Place your cursor anywhere on the document and click.

If you have any questions, call PageMaker support at (206) 628-4531. 

CHAPTER 7. COREL DRAW

1. Open an existing CorelDRAW document, or create a new one.

2. On the File menu, select Import.

3. In the Window Box, change the drive and directory to locate the image. You may need to select "TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)" from the List of File Types drop down list.

4. Select the image you want and click OK.

If you have any questions, call CorelDRAW support at (613) 728-1990.
 

CHAPTER 8. MICROSOFT POWERPOINT

You can insert a picture into a Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows document using various techniques. For example, you can open the picture in another application, copy it to the Windows clipboard, and then paste the picture into your document. Or, you can try this easy method:

PowerPoint 2.0 for Windows

1. Open an existing PowerPoint document, or start a new one.

2. On the File menu, select Paste.

3. In the Dialog box that appears, locate the image you want. Remember, you may need to change to drive, directory, and file type. Click OK.

PowerPoint 3.0 for Windows

1. Open an existing PowerPoint document, or start a new one.

2. On the Edit menu, select Insert then Picture.

3. In the Dialog box that appears, locate the image you want. Remember, you may need to change to drive, directory, and file type. Click OK.

If you have any questions, call Microsoft PowerPoint technical support at (206) 635-7145.

CHAPTER 9. MICROSOFT PUBLISHER

You can insert a picture into a Microsoft Publisher for Windows document using various techniques. For example, you can open the picture in another application, copy it to the Windows clipboard, and then paste the picture into your document. Or, you can try this easy method:

1. Open an existing Publisher document, or create a new one.

2. On the Insert menu, click Picture File.

3. In the Dialog box that appears, locate the image you want. Remember, you may need to change to drive, directory, and file type. Click OK.

4. On the Import Picture Dialog Box, click OK to "Change the frame to fit the picture." To change the size of an image (maintaining the height-to-width ratio), use the CTRL key with the positional cursor.
 

CHAPTER 10. MICROSOFT WORD

You can insert a picture into a Microsoft Word for Windows word processor document using several techniques. For example, you can open the picture in another application, copy it to the Windows clipboard, and then paste the picture into your document. Or, you can try one of these easy methods:

Method 1 - Insert Image Directly Into The Document

1. Open an existing Word document, or create a new one.

2. On the Insert menu, click Picture and From File.

3. In the Dialog box that appears, locate the image you want. Remember, you may need to change to drive, directory, and file type. Be sure that your "LOOK IN:" folder points to the proper drive and directory, and that the "FILES OF TYPE" points to ALL PICTURES.

4. Select the picture (file) you want, and then click INSERT or OK.

Method 2 - Use Microsoft ClipArt Gallery:

1. Open an existing Word document, or create a new one.

2. On the Insert menu, click Object.

3. On the Object dialog box, click New / Microsoft ClipArt Gallery.

4. Click Organize.

5. Click Add Pictures.

6. Click the appropriate category for the picture or create a new category.

7. Follow directions to create ClipArt references.

To change the size of an image (maintaining the height-to-width ratio), use the CTRL key with the positional cursor. To crop an image, use the SHIFT key with the positional cursor. Depending on your version of MS Word, you may need to place a frame around the image to force it into a specific spot on the page. To do this:

1. Highlight the image.

2. On the Insert menu, click Frame.

3. On the Format menu, click Frame.

4. In the Frame window, select horizontal and vertical position on the page.

If you have any questions, call Microsoft Word technical support at (206) 462-9673. 

CHAPTER 11. MICROSOFT WORKS

You can insert a picture into a Microsoft Works for Windows word processor document using a variety of techniques. For example, you can open the image in another application, copy it to the clipboard, and then paste the picture into your document. Or, you can try one of the following two methods:

Method 1 - Use Microsoft Draw:

1. Open an existing Microsoft Works word processing document, or create a new one.

2. On the Insert menu, click Drawing.

3. On the File menu in Microsoft Draw, click Import Picture.

4. In the Look In dialog box that appears, locate the image you want. Remember, you may need to change to drive, directory, and file type. Click OK or OPEN.

5. On the File menu, click Update.

6. On the File menu, click Exit and Return.

Method 2 - Use Microsoft ClipArt Gallery:

1. Open an existing Microsoft Works word processing document, or create a new one.

2. On the Insert menu, click ClipArt.

3. Click Organize.

4. Click Add Pictures.

5. In the Look In dialog box that appears, locate the image you want. Remember, you may need to change to drive, directory, and file type.  Click OK or OPEN.

6. Click the appropriate category for the picture or create a new category. Click OK. 

CHAPTER 12. PRINTSHOP DELUXE

You can insert a picture into Print Shop Deluxe (version V1.2) by:

1. Open an existing PrintShop project document, or create a new one.

2. On the Object menu, click Add.

3. Click "TIFF Bitmap"; this will create a square "TIFF" object on your page.

4. Double click the square "TIFF" object; this will take you to a window where you can select the directory and file.3. In the Dialog box that appears, locate the image you want. Remember, you may need to change to drive, directory, and file type. Click OK.

If you do not have the "TIFF Bitmap" option, you may have an earlier version of Print Shop Deluxe, or the application may be Print Shop rather than Print Shop Deluxe. If this is your situation, please call us for alternative solutions.

CHAPTER 13. WORD PERFECT

WordPerfect 5.1 for Windows:

1. Open an existing WordPerfect document, or create a new one.

2. On the Graphics menu, select Figure.

3. In the Window Box, change the drive and directory to locate the image. You may need to select "TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)" or "All files (*.*)" from the List of File Types drop down list.

4. Select the image you want and click OK.3. In the Dialog box that appears, locate the image you want. Remember, you may need to change to drive, directory, and file type. Click OK.

WordPerfect 6.0 for Windows (and later):

1. Open an existing WordPerfect document, or create a new one.

2. On the Graphics menu, select Figure, then Retrieve.

3. In the Window Box, change the drive and directory to locate the image. You may need to select "TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)" or "All files (*.*)" from the List of File Types drop down list.

4. Select the image you want and click OK.3. In the Dialog box that appears, locate the image you want. Remember, you may need to change to drive, directory, and file type. Click OK.

CHAPTER 14. CUSTOMIZING YOUR IMAGES

ADDING COLOR

Just in case you need a little inspiration, here's some information on adding color to your images! The Paint (MSPaint) accessory is a standard Microsoft utility; it comes
preloaded on most new machines. It is not as sophisticated or as easy to use as some applications, but it is readily available and gets the job done. (To minimize mistakes and frustration, save your images often and use the EDIT/UNDO command immediately if the action did not have the effect you expected.)

1. Start where you usually do, by inserting, placing or importing an image into an application (such as Word, Works, Publisher, Pagemaker, etc).

2. Select (highlight) the image and copy it (use EDIT/COPY or COPY button).

3. Open the PAINT program (already installed on most computers, usually in the Accessories folder).

4. Paste the image (EDIT/PASTE) into the screen.

5. Make whatever changes you feel appropriate! Use the paint can to fill in large areas, the spray can, eye dropper, or pencil for other effects. Add text. You can ZOOM in for better detail, reverse the image, crop the image, and customize colors. Don't be surprised, though, when the colors on the screen don't match the printed color; they never do!

6. When you're ready to save your finished product, be sure to set the image size to the actual size (IMAGE/ATTRIBUTE), then save it (FILE/SAVE) as a .BMP file.

7. You're now ready to start over: Insert your new file into an appropriate application.

NOTE: You may find that the resulting .BMP images are a bit too rough or jagged for your needs. In that case, you may want to invest in one of the relatively inexpensive, commercially available photo-paint programs. OVERLAYING IMAGES You will find that the following technique is especially helpful for creating overlays that require transparency, such as placing an anterior or posterior spine inside a body outline. Some of the more sophisticated publishing packages (such as PageMaker) have this feature built in. Others (such as MS Word and MS Publisher) create a white box around the TIFF images, which interferes with proper placement and sizing. The Paint (MSPaint) accessory is a standard Microsoft utility; it comes preloaded on most new machines. It is not as sophisticated or as easy to use as some applications, but it is readily available and gets the job done. (To minimize mistakes and frustration, save your images often and use the EDIT/UNDO command immediately if the action did not have the effect you expected.)

1. Start where you usually do, by inserting, placing or importing an image into an application (such as Word, Works, Publisher, Pagemaker, etc).

2. Select (highlight) the image and copy it (use EDIT/COPY or COPY button).

3. Open the PAINT program (already installed on most computers, usually in the Accessories folder).

4. Paste the image (EDIT/PASTE) into the screen.

5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 with the second image. To further jazz up your image, try using PAINT to add colors, shapes and shading.

6. When you're ready to save your finished product, be sure to set the image size to the actual size (IMAGE/ATTRIBUTE), then save it (FILE/SAVE) as a .BMP file.

7. You're now ready to start over: Insert your new file into an appropriate application.

NOTE: You may find that the resulting .BMP images are a bit too rough or jagged for your needs. In that case, you may want to invest in one of the relatively inexpensive, commercially available photo-paint programs.

CHANGING THE SIZE OF AN IMAGE

Most applications allow you to make your image larger or smaller, usually by using the cursor to "click and drag" the border of the image. Some applications allow you to maintain an appropriate height-to-width ratio, so the image is not distorted. Try using the ALT or CTRL key with your positional arrows or cursor. If this does not work, check your application's User Manual or HELP function.

CHAPTER 15. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. How do I load ChiroClips?

A. You don't! See Chapter 4 "LOADING CLIP ART" for details.

Q. My images have jagged edges when I enlarge them. How do I smooth them out?

A. ChiroClips images can be enlarged up to 200% without compromising image quality. For bigger images, you may smooth out jagged images using software such as Adobe Streamline or Corel Trace. Or, for a minimal fee, we will re-scan the images to a larger size for you.

Q. How do I add color to my images?

A. You can use a drawing application such as Paint (available in the accesories folder of most Windows systems) or Corel Draw. See


Chapter 14 "CUSTOMIZING YOUR IMAGES" for details.

Q. When I import an image into a document, my computer slows down considerably. How can I minimize this?

A. Computers with slow processing speeds or limited memory resources may be significantly impacted by some of the larger TIFF files. You may wish to use a frame or smaller image as a position holder instead of the actual picture until you are ready to print.

Q. Some of the documents I've created with ChiroClip images are very large. How can I minimize the size of these documents?

A. ChiroClip images are created at 600 dpi. These TIFF files provide a high degree of clarity and may require significant storage space. To minimize storage space in completed documents, you may remove the images after printing, leaving a frame as a position holder for future use. Many applications provide an OLE option whereby an image can be linked to the document but not stored as part of the file. Or you may consider acquiring a compression utility (such as PKZip or Stuffit) which will reduce the file size until the document is opened again.

Q. May I use ChiroClips images for published work (e.g. newsletters)?

A. You may use ChiroClips images to enhance published material, including patient education, advertising, newsletters, office forms and stationery. If you are selling merchandise (e.g. T-shirts, incentives, software) and wish to use an image, please contact us beforehand for permission. Due to the lack of security on the Internet, ChiroClips images may not be used on web sites. Please contact us for web-ready images.


FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TECHNICAL SUPPORT, PLEASE CONTACT US AT:

CHIROCLIPS
3248 SHORE RD
OCEANSIDE, NEW YORK 11572 USA
TELEPHONE: 516-817-3436
FAX: 516-620-4236
Email: pat@chiroclips.com
http://www.chiroclips.com