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Lesson 22. Adding Graphics to Your Document > Cropping and Resizing a Graphic

Cropping and Resizing a Graphic

You can change the size of images in your document; you can also crop them to display only part of the image. Before you can work with a graphic in your document, you must select it by clicking it with the mouse. A selected graphic is surrounded by eight small squares called sizing handles.

You can resize a graphic in your document, displaying the entire picture at a different size. You cannot, however, resize graphics when placeholders are displayed. You can resize a graphic and keep the original proportions—height to width ratio—or you can resize and change the proportions. Use the following steps to resize a graphic:


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