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Chapter 9. Pictures > To scale a picture and its box:

To scale a picture and its box:

1.
Choose the Item or Content tool.

2.
For a Bézier picture box, turn off Item > Edit > Shape (Shift-F4/F10).

3.
Hold down Cmd-Option-Shift/Ctrl- Alt-Shift, press a handle, pause briefly for the picture to redraw, then drag .

Figure 4. Cmd-Option- Shift-drag/Ctrl-Alt-Shift-drag a handle to resize a picture and its box simultaneously—and proportionally.


Along with resizing, cropping a picture can dramatically alter its impact on a page. Don't be afraid to crop drastically. Sometimes less is more. One caveat, though: If you're going to substantially crop a bitmapped picture, do it in the picture's original application. This will reduce the picture's file size and make it print faster.


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