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Information About Downloading and Using Graphics Files.


To search through all of the bulletin covers in the data base, simply use any one of the three searches under BULLETIN SEARCH on the left hand side after you log in -- Keyword Search allows you to type in any important word in a scripture verse which you are seeking or a word to represent an image want and it will bring up all of the bulletins that match that word, Lectionary Search allows you to select any year, season and day of the Revised Common Lectionary and it will bring up all of the bulletins for that particular lectionary day, and Scripture Search allows you to select Old or New Testament, then the particular book, then the chapter and it will bring up all of the bulletin covers in the data base which feature scripture selections from that chapter of the Bible.

The CLIPART SEARCH is a keyword search which works just like the bulletin cover keyword search. For example, if you want clipart of a Jack-O-Lantern, you can type in “Halloween” or “Pumpkin” or “Jack O Lantern” and it will bring up all of the art in the data base to which those words apply.


To download items after you have created a subscription, click on LOGIN on the left hand side of the page. When you see the page that says “Welcome back YOUR NAME ” you can select a current bulletin or clipart from the the most recent postings which show on the default bulletin or clipart pages (use the grey Clipart tab to get to the clipart images). Or, you can search for bulletins or clipart using one of the four different search engines in the blue area on the left.

To select a bulletin or piece of clipart, click on the WMF or JPG button under the item you want and this will take you to your cart. If you want to continue adding items to the cart, click on Continue Shopping. If all of the items you want are showing in the shopping cart, simply click on Add to Your Account which will take you to your Account Home Page and all of the items you have selected for download should show. Click on Download beside each one that you want to download. Then, click on Yes and, then, right click on the large image. When the small window comes up, click on Save picture as… which will open a window to your hard drive (probably to the My Pictures folder). Navigate to wherever you want to save the graphic and click Save.


The downloadable graphics on the website are in two formats: JPG and WMF.

JPG's (or JPEG's) are graphics in which the entire graphic design has been converted to pixels and compressed using the compression standards of the Joint Photographic Experts Group. JPG's can be inserted or imported into virtually any software program that accepts graphics on both the PC and Mac platforms. The worship bulletins have been saved out at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" at 200 pixels per inch which will provide excellent printing on virtually any inkjet or laser printer. JPG's can be resized downward without losing any clarity but they cannot be resized upward more than about double size before they begin to lose quality. JPG's are easily placed in wordprocessing and publishing programs but require sophisticated bitmap graphics programs like Photoshop or Corel Photo-Paint for editing.

WMF's are vector graphics made up of lines, nodes, and fills and, therefore, can be edited in most wordprocessing programs like Microsoft Word and WordPerfect and in vector-based graphics drawing programs like CorelDRAW! and Adobe Illustrator. Because WMF's are vector graphics, they can be either downsized or upsized as much as you want without loss of clarity. (However, some of the WMF graphic files, especially some of the worship bulletins which contain scenic photographs or classical paintings, also contain a JPG and the JPG portion of the WMF graphic cannot be resized upward without clarity loss.)

Following are instructions for editing a WMF graphic in Microsoft Word. Other wordprocessing and vector graphics programs work in similar but not identical ways.


These bulletin graphics are designed to be inserted or imported into publishing and wordprocessing software programs. For any of the widely-used Microsoft programs, follow these procedures for the greatest flexibility:

1. Download the graphic from to someplace on your hard drive. Your computer will likely default to the My Pictures folder but you might want to create a special folder for Worship Bulletins or Clipart so you will be able to easily find your downloaded art when you are ready to insert it into your wordprocessing or publishing software.

2. Open the software you use for publishing your bulletins, newsletters, etc. (MicrosoftWord, for example) and start a new page by going to the File menu, then New..., and then Blank Document.

3. With the new blank document open, go to the Insert menu, then to Picture, and then to From File....

4. When the Insert Picture window opens, navigate to the folder on your hard drive where you copied the art and find the bulletin clipart item you want to use.

5. When you have found the image that you want to use, double click on it and it will appear on the blank page in your software program.

6. To change the size and placement of the bulletin cover image or piece of clipart, right click on it and navigate to Format Picture.... Click on the Layout tab and, when the window opens, click on the Advanced... button. When the Advanced Layout window opens, click on the Picture Postition tab. Under Horizontal, select the Alignment circle and set the small widows on Centered (relative to) Page. Then set Vertical the same and make certain that no boxes are checked under Options. Click on the Text Wrapping tab and select either the Behind text box or the In front of text box and click on the OK button in that window and in the next window.

7. Now, when you click on your bulletin graphic, it should have small white circles in each corner and in the middle of each of the four sides. You can CHANGE THE SIZE of the graphic wihout distorting it by grabbing one of the corner circles and sliding it in or out so that the image becomes smaller or larger. If you should want to distort the image, you can do so by grabbing one of the side circles and doing the same thing.

8. To MOVE the graphic, simply click on it and hold the left mouse button down while you move it to where you want it.


The WMF files can be edited in vector graphics programs such as CorelDRAW or Adobe Illustrator or in most word processing programs such as Microsoft Word or WordPerfect. The procedure for editing in Microsoft Word is as follows:

1. After you have inserted the WMF graphic into your page, right click on it and click on Edit Picture... in the menu that appears.

2. When the graphic is surrounded by the grey bar, you can select any element of it and change the color by going to the Fill Color button and selecting another color.

3. You can move or delete individual parts of the graphic by selecting them and using your keyboard arrows to move them or your delete key to remove them.

4. To change text, you will have to delete the text that is there and add new text using the Text Box button and then grouping the new text with the existing elements of the graphic before returning to the text mode.
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