How do I add pictures to topics?

You can add pictures to topics in a variety of ways. You can add a picture inside a topic, as a marker on the outside of a topic, or as the topic itself. Below are three ways to add pictures in BigPicture.

Method 1: Add a Picture Inside a Topic

You can add a picture inside a topic via the Topic Pane or via the BigPicture pop-up menu.

Method 1: Add a Picture Inside a Topic

Add a Picture Inside a Topic via the Topic Pane

1) Click the Topic button in the View section of the BigPicture ribbon to display the Topic pane to the right.

2) Click the desired topic in the map to select it.

3) Click the Picture option in the Topic pane and click in the Include Picture box.

4) After the default BigPicture image has appeared in the topic, right-click the image and choose Change Picture.

Note: After a picture has been added to a topic you can change its properties via the Topic Pane.

Add a Picture Inside a Topic via the Topic Pane

Add a Picture Inside a Topic via the BigPicture pop-up menu (Alternate Option)

1) Right-click on the Topic and choose Add Picture from the BigPicture pop-up menu

2) A default BigPicture image will be placed in the Topic

3) Right-click on the default BigPicture image inside the Topic and select Change Picture and browse for the image you would like to use.

Note: You can adjust the position and size of the picture using the options listed in the Picture section of the Topic Pane.

Add a Picture Inside a Topic via the BigPicture pop-up menu (Alternate Option)

Method 2: Adding a Picture as a Marker on the Outside of a Topic

Method 2: Adding a Picture as a Marker on the Outside of a Topic

Add a Picture as a Marker via the Topic Pane

1) Click the Topic button in the View section of the BigPicture ribbon to display the Topic pane to the right of your workbook.

2) Click the desired topic in the map to select it.

3) Click the Markers option in the Topic Pane

4) Next to the desired marker list, click in the Marker column and use the drop-down list to select a marker.

5) Your selected marker will appear to the lower-right side of your Topic

Note: If you would like to use one of the markers as a picture inside the topic (as described in Method 1: Add a Picture Inside a Topic) you can click on the Change Marker to Picture button. (See #4 below.)

Add a Picture as a Marker via the Topic Pane

Add a Picture as a Marker via BigPicture pop-up menu (Alternate Option)

1) Right click the Topic

2) Select Markers from the BigPicture pop-up menu

3) Select a List and a Marker from the corresponding pop-up menus.

Add a Picture as a Marker via BigPicture pop-up menu (Alternate Option)

Method 3: Add a Picture to Represent a Topic

You can also make the Topic itself appear as an image.

Method 3: Add a Picture to Represent a Topic

Add a Picture to Represent a Topic in Excel 2013

1) Right-click the topic

2) Click Fill in the Excel pop-up menu

3) Select Picture… and browse for your desired image

Add a Picture to Represent a Topic in Excel 2013

Add a Picture to Represent a Topic in Excel 2010

1) Right-click the topic.

2) Select Format Shape…

3) Select Picture or Texture Fill from the Fill Menu

4) Choose to include an image from either a file, from the Clipboard, or from a Clip Art library