Adding Images to the Document

Images can be added to your document in a choice of two different styles ('Word Wrap' or 'Inline') and can be inserted directly into the body of the document or on a 'photo insert' page (see Using Photo Templates for more info).

Note: Images that are inserted and re-sized in MSWord retain their original file size!! Ensure that the file or camera image you are using is the lowest possible size while maintaining sufficient image resolution. Larger images will increase the size of the completed document.

Inserting Images in the document:

Place your cursor on the document where you want the image to be inserted then choose the type of image to insert according to the styles available on the Insert Images menu selections from the Estimate Works toolbar.

  • Word Wrap File Image will resize, add borders and word wrap the image right in the paragraph where the cursor has been placed in the document. Use this selection when adding an image to a paragraph that contains the relevant observation.
  • Cover File Image will resize, add borders and position the image on a cover page already added to the document.
  • Inline File Image will resize the image and place it at the cursor position. The image will not be word-wrapped, but images can be placed side by side. This type of image is also used when adding multiple referenced photos at the end of the document.

Formatting Images:

Images are formatted and resized as they are inserted according to the default settings specified on the Image Settings form. This form is available by selecting Format Image - Image Format Settings on the Estimate Works toolbar.

To apply default formatting to an image already inserted in the report, select the image by clicking on it with your mouse then choose the style (Word Wrap Style, Report Cover Centered Style or Inline Image Style) from the Format Image menu.

Any image can also be further resized or moved in the report by selecting the image and using the 'handles' to re-position the image.

Annotating Images:

Images can be further annotated using arrows, text boxes and other shapes by making the appropriate selection from the Format Image - Annotate Highlight Image menu.

Using the Photo Drop Form:

The Quick Photo Drop form can also be used to insert images into the document. This tool is convenient as you can keep the form open on the top of the document and quickly insert or view images in your current photo directory. See Using the Quick Photo Drop for more information on this topic.

Related Topics:

Using Photo Templates
Image Settings
Using the Quick Photo Drop