- Locating and Inserting Clip Art
- Inserting a Picture
- Adding a Quick Style to a Picture
- Applying a Shape to a Picture
- Applying Picture Effects
- Applying a Border to a Picture
- Modifying Picture Brightness and Contrast
- Recoloring a Picture
- Modifying Picture Size
- Cropping and Rotating a Picture
- Creating WordArt Text
- Formatting WordArt Text
- Modifying WordArt Text Position
- Creating SmartArt Graphics
- Formatting a SmartArt Graphic
- Modifying a SmartArt Graphic
- Creating an Organization Chart
- Modifying an Organization Chart
- Inserting and Creating a Chart
- Changing a Chart Type
- Changing a Chart Layout Style
- Changing Chart Titles
- Changing Chart Labels
- Editing Chart Data
- Sharing Information Between Programs
- Linking and Embedding Objects
- Flagging Documents for Follow Up
Cropping and Rotating a Picture
You can crop clip art to isolate just one portion of the picture. Because clip art uses vector image technology, you can crop even the smallest part of it and then enlarge it, and the clip art will still be recognizable. You can also crop bitmapped pictures, but if you enlarge the area you cropped, you lose picture detail. Use the Crop button to crop an image by hand. You can also crop using the Format Picture dialog box, which gives you precise control over the dimensions of the area you want to crop. You can also rotate a picture by increments or freehand.
Crop a Picture Quickly
- Click the picture you want to crop.
- Click the Formatting Palette tab on the Toolbox.
- Click the Picture panel to expand it.
- Click the Crop button.
- Drag the sizing handles until the borders surround the area you want to crop.
Click outside the image when you are finished.
Rotate a Picture
- Click the object you want to rotate.
Position the pointer (which changes to the Free Rotate pointer) over the green rotate lever at the top of the object, and then drag to rotate the object.
- You can also use the Rotation button on the Size, Rotation, and Ordering panel on the Formatting Palette tab, or click the Format button on the Picture panel and use the Rotation dial under Size in the Format Picture dialog box.
Click outside the object to set the rotation.