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Modifying Picture Size

Once you have inserted a picture, clip art and other objects into your document, you can adapt them to meet your needs. Like any object, you can resize a picture. You can use the sizing handles to quickly resize a picture or use height and width options in the Size section on the Size, Rotation, and Ordering panel to resize a picture more precisely. If you want to set unique or multiple options at the same time, you can use the Format Picture dialog box. These options allow you to make sure your pictures keep the same relative proportions as the original and lock size proportions.

Resize a Picture

  • yellow-circle-01.gif Click the object you want to resize.
  • yellow-circle-02.gif Drag one of the sizing handles to increase or decrease the object’s size.

    • Drag a middle handle to resize the object up, down, left, or right.
    • Drag a corner handle to resize the object proportionally.

Resize a Picture Precisely

  • yellow-circle-01.gif Click the object you want to resize.
  • yellow-circle-02.gif Click the Formatting Palette tab on the Toolbox.
  • yellow-circle-03.gif Click the Size, Rotation, and Ordering panel to expand it.
  • yellow-circle-04.gif Click the up and down arrows or enter a number (in inches) in the Height and Width boxes under Size (in), and then press Return.

    If the Lock aspect ratio check box is selected, height or width automatically changes when you change one of them.

Precisely Scale a Picture

  • yellow-circle-01.gif Click the object you want to resize.
  • yellow-circle-02.gif Click the Formatting Palette tab on the Toolbox.
  • yellow-circle-03.gif Click the Picture panel to expand it.
  • yellow-circle-04.gif Click the Format button.

  • yellow-circle-05.gif Click Size in the left panel.
  • yellow-circle-06.gif To keep the picture proportional, select the Lock aspect ratio check box.
  • yellow-circle-07.gif To keep the picture the same relative size, select the Relative to original picture size check box.
  • yellow-circle-08.gif Click the up and down arrows or enter a number in the Height and Width boxes in one of the following:

    • Size. Enter a height and width size in inches.
    • Scale. Enter a percentage size.

    If the Lock aspect ratio check box is selected, height or width automatically changes when you change one of them.

  • yellow-circle-09.gif Click OK.

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