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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 group on the Format tab to resize a picture more precisely. If you want to set unique or multiple options, you can use the Format Picture pane (New!). The Size & Properties 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.jpg Click the object you want to resize.
  • yellow-circle-02.jpg 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.jpg Click the object you want to resize.
  • yellow-circle-02.jpg Click the Format tab under Picture Tools.
  • yellow-circle-03.jpg Click the up and down arrows or enter a number (in inches) in the Height and Width boxes on the Ribbon and press Enter.

    If the Lock aspect ratio check box is selected in the Format Picture dialog box (under Size), height or width automatically changes when you change one of them. Click the Size Dialog Box Launcher to change the option.

Precisely Scale a Picture

  • yellow-circle-01.jpg Click the object you want to resize.
  • yellow-circle-02.jpg Click the Format tab under Picture Tools.
  • yellow-circle-03.jpg Click the Size Dialog Box Launcher.

    The Format Picture pane opens, displaying format options (New!).

  • yellow-circle-04.jpg Do any of the following:

    • Keep the picture proportional. Select the Lock aspect ratio check box.
    • Keep the picture the same relative size. Select the Relative to original picture size check box.
  • yellow-circle-05.jpg 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-06.jpg If you want to remove your changes, click Reset.
  • yellow-circle-07.jpg Click the Close button in the pane.
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