Editing Pictures

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

WordArt drawing objects

You can resize a clip until it is the appropriate size for your document.

To resize a clip:

  • Select the clip.
  • Drag the clip's sizing handle (small squares) to resize it.
  • Hover the mouse pointer over one of the sizing handles. The pointer changes to a double-headed arrow.

Clip art with sizing handles and double arrow cursor.

Important pointWhen a graphic is imported, Word determines its size. However, after a graphic is imported, you can make it smaller, larger, or stretch it any way you want. You can even delete it.

To delete a picture:

  • Select the image.
  • Press the Delete key on your keyboard.