Add and format pictures

Move, resize, and rotate pictures

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After you insert a picture, you can move, resize, crop, and rotate it.

Move a picture

  • Select the picture and drag it where you want.

Resize a picture

  • Select the picture and drag a handle on one of the sides or corners.

Crop a picture

  1. Select the picture.

  2. Select Picture Tools > Format and then select Crop.

  3. Drag the handles on the sides or corners to crop the picture the way you'd like.

  4. Select Crop.

Rotate a picture

  • Select the picture and drag the rotation handle in the direction you want.

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After you insert a picture, you can move, resize, crop, and rotate it.

To move a picture, select it and drag it where you want.

To resize it, select the picture and drag one of the corner handles.

To crop a picture, select it, select Picture Tools > Format, and then select Crop.

Drag the handles on the sides or corners to crop the picture the way you'd like and select Crop.

To rotate the picture, just drag the rotation handle at the top in the direction you want.

These features work similarly on pictures, shapes, Word Art, and text boxes across your Office apps.

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