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Modifying Picture Size

WD07S-3.2.2, EX07S-4.4.1, PP07S-3.5.1

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 at the same time, you can use the Size and Position 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_1.gif Click the object you want to resize.

yellow_circle_2.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_1.gif Click the object you want to resize.

yellow_circle_2.gif Click the Format tab under Picture Tools.

yellow_circle_3.gif 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 Size and Position dialog box, 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_1.gif Click the object you want to resize.

yellow_circle_2.gif Click the Format tab under Picture Tools.

yellow_circle_3.gif Click the Size Dialog Box Launcher.

yellow_circle_4.gif To keep the picture proportional, select the Lock aspect ratio check box.

yellow_circle_5.gif To keep the picture the same relative size, select the Relative to original picture size check box.

yellow_circle_6.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_7.gif If you want to remove your changes, click Reset.

yellow_circle_8.gif Click Close.

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