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Format Object values in fractions of a percent. The Scale and Size settings work together. Changing the scale of an object changes the values in the size fields and vice versa. 4. Lock aspect ratio . When this option is enabled, the original height to width ratio of an object is maintained. Adjusting either the height or width automatically adjusts the other value as well. 5. Relative to original picture size . This option is only available for picture objects. When enabled, this option causes the scale to be presented relative to the original size of the picture. When disabled, the scale is presented relative to the current size of the picture. 6. Original size . This option is only available for picture objects. This area displays the original size of a picture. 7. Reset . This option is only available for picture objects. Click this button to make the current size of the picture the original size. Size Several Objects at Once To move or resize several objects at once, click the Drawing toolbar's Select Objects button and then click each of the objects while holding down the Shift key. When all objects are selected, release the Shift key and perform whatever moving or resizing is required. Once the objects are positioned and sized, group them so that no single item can be moved away from the others. Click the Draw button and choose Group while the items to be grouped are selected. The Layout Tab The Layout Tab (Figure 8-31) is available for all object types. 1. In line with text. This text wrapping option places the object in the main text layer at the insertion point in a line of text. This makes the object stand by itself, with text above and below it. This option is not available for AutoShapes and text boxes. For details on the different layers Word uses, see Chapter 2. 2. Square . Also a text wrapping option, this causes surrounding text to create a square boundary around any object. 3. Tight . Another text wrapping option, this causes the surrounding text to wrap close to the object itself instead of to the square boundary. 4. Behind text. This option turns off text wrapping for the object and places the object on the back drawing layer behind the text layer. 5. In front of text. This option turns off text wrapping for the object and turns it into a floating object, placing it on the front drawing layer. The object appears in front of anything in the main text layer. 6. Horizontal alignment. These options are available for all wrapping styles except for the "In line with text" style. Choose left, center, or right to align the object horizon- Format Chapter 8:Format | 239