Editing Pictures

Editing pictures in Word documents can illustrate important information. Learn all about editing Word pictures in this free lesson.

Sizing handles

You can use sizing handles to change a picture's size.

When the mouse pointer is placed on one of the sizing handles, the pointer changes to a double-headed arrow. You may then change the size or shape of the image by dragging the sizing handle.

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.

Resized clip art.

When any of the middle handles are dragged, only the height and width changes, thus changing the proportion—or scale—of the picture.

Distorted clip art.

Check this outBe careful. Using the sizing handle can make your pictures blurry and distorted.