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Part 10. Adding Images to Your Document > Moving and Sizing an Image

Moving and Sizing an Image

Click the image to select it. When a image is selected, small squares (called selection handles) appear around the image. When the image is in-line, the squares are black.

To move the selected image, click the Text Wrapping button in the Picture toolbar, and click Square. (You can always choose a different option later.)

The selection handles become white circles. Point to middle of the image (the mouse pointer changes to a four-headed arrow) and drag the image to the desired location.

Release the mouse button when the image is in the desired place.

INTRODUCTION

After you've placed an image in your document, you need to adjust its size and move it to the correct place. By default, Word places images in-line, meaning that they are in the same “layer” of the document as the text. You can resize an image when it's in-line. However, if you want to move an image, it's easier if the image is not in-line. The best way to make this change is to set a text wrapping option. (You'll learn more about text wrapping in “Controlling the Text Flow Around an Image” later in this part.)


CAUTION

In general, the quality of an image decreases as you increase the image size. This may not be noticeable if you enlarge an image a little bit, but if you enlarge it a significant amount, it may become quite obvious.


Click outside of the image to deselect it. This makes it easier to see how the image looks in its new location.

To resize the image, select it, and then point to a corner selection handle (the mouse pointer becomes a diagonal double-headed arrow).

Drag to enlarge or shrink the image, and release the mouse button when the image is the correct size. (You can use the same method when an image is in-line.)

Click outside of the image to deselect it so you can see whether the image is the size you want.


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