Inserting Media Objects

When inserting media objects Office 2003 lets you do several things. Learn what they are in this free lesson.

Formatting clips

Once you insert an image clip, you may need to format it.

To resize a clip:

  • Double-click the clip.
  • The Format dialog box opens. The dialog box will display certain tabs first, depending on the type of clip you want to format. For example, if your clip is a picture, the Picture tab displays.
  • Click the Size tab.
  • Use the controls on each of the tabs to format your clip.
  • Click OK.

Format Picture dialog box - Size tab

To resize a clip using the sizing handle:

  • Click the clip to select it.
  • Hover the mouse pointer over one of the sizing handles. The pointer changes to a double-headed arrow.
  • Drag the clip's sizing handle to resize the clip.
  • When any of the four corner handles are dragged, the size of the entire image becomes smaller or larger, and the picture retains its proportions.
  • When any of the middle handles are dragged, only the height and width changes, thus changing the proportions or scale of the picture.

Sizing handle

To adjust text around your clip:

  • Double-click the clip.
  • The Format Picture dialog box opens.
  • Click the Layout tab.
  • Select a text wrapping style.
  • Click OK.

Format Picture dialog box - Layout tab