Replace or delete a picture in Microsoft Office

You can replace a picture in a document with another picture, or you can delete the picture.

If you're deleting a picture PowerPoint, see Delete a picture

Replace a picture

  1. Click the picture you want to replace.

  2. Click the Format tab, and then click Change Picture.

    Click the Format tab, and then click Change Picture

  3. Locate a new picture, and then double-click it.

Delete a picture

Click the picture you want to delete, and then press DELETE.

To delete multiple pictures, press and hold CTRL while you click the pictures that you want to delete, and then press DELETE.

Can't select the picture?

if you can't select the picture, it's probably a background picture. 

To select a background picture in Word:    Go to the Insert tab and select Header > Edit Header. (Once you are in Header and Footer view, you should be able to select the picture.)

To select a background picture in PowerPoint:    Go to the Design tab and select Format Background. Then change the picture fill in the Format Background pane. For more details, go to Add a background picture to slides and see the section named "Remove a background picture."

Replace a picture

  1. Click the picture you want to replace.

  2. Under Picture Tools, on the Format tab, in the Adjust group, click Change Picture.

    Picture Tools tab

  3. Locate a new picture, and then double-click it.

Delete a picture

Click the picture you want to delete, and then press DELETE.

To delete multiple pictures, press and hold CTRL while you click the pictures that you want to delete, and then press DELETE.

Tip: You can also use this procedure to delete clip art in an Office 2007 document.

Can't select the picture?

if you can't select the picture, it's probably a background picture. 

To select a background picture in Word:    Go to the Insert tab and select Header > Edit Header. (Once you are in Header and Footer view, you should be able to select the picture.)

To select a background picture in PowerPoint:    Go to the Design tab and select Background Styles > Format Background. Then change the picture fill in the Format Background dialog box. For more details, go to Add a background picture to slides and see the section named "Remove a background picture."

Replace a picture

  1. Click the picture you want to replace.

  2. Click the Picture Format tab, and then click Change Picture.

    On the Picture Format tab, click Change Picture

  3. Locate a new picture, and then double-click to select it.

Delete a picture

Click the picture you want to delete, and then press Backspace.

Can't select the picture?

if you can't select the picture, it's probably a background picture. 

To select a background picture in Word:    Go to the Insert tab and select Header > Edit Header. (Once you are in Header and Footer view, you should be able to select the picture.)

To select a background picture in PowerPoint:    Go to the Design tab and select Format Background. Then change the picture fill in the Format Background dialog box. For more details, go to Add a background picture to slides and see the section named "Remove a background picture."

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