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Part 8. Working with Office's Graphics T... > Task 5 How to Move, Size, and Rotate...

Task 5 How to Move, Size, and Rotate an Object

You can resize, move, and rotate any visual object that you add to your Office file. Objects include graphic images, clip art, WordArt, and any other drawing or shape you can create. When you select an object, selection handles appear around it. You can drag these handles in any direction to resize the object. You can also drag the object to a new location. To rotate the object, drag its rotation handle. The tricky part is knowing exactly where to click to perform any of these actions. In this task, you'll learn how to move, resize, and rotate any object.

  1. Select the Object

    Select the object you want to move or resize. It's surrounded by tiny boxes, called selection handles or resize handles.



  2. Drag to Move

    Hover the mouse pointer over the selected object until you see a four-headed arrow. Drag the object to a new location and drop the object in place. Notice that the dotted black lines show you exactly where you're moving the object.



  3. Resize in One Dimension

    To resize a selected object in one dimension—that is, to stretch or shrink it—use only the resizing handles that appear along the sides of the object. To stretch the object, for example, hover your mouse pointer over the handle on the right side and drag the handle. When the object is stretched the way you want it, release the mouse button.



  4. Resize in Two Dimensions

    To resize the object in two dimensions, use any of the corner handles. Dragging a corner enables you to resize both the object's height and width at the same time. Hover the mouse pointer over a corner handle and drag. When the size is right, release the mouse button.



  5. Rotate an Object

    You can use the rotation handle at the top of a selected object to rotate it. Move the mouse pointer over the rotation handle until the pointer becomes a rotation icon. Click and drag the rotation handle in the direction you want to rotate the image.



  6. Release the Mouse Button

    Release the mouse button and view the object in its rotated position.




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