Format Object (Size)

Important: 

  • When you change options in this dialog box, the changes are immediately applied to your picture, making it easy to see the effects of the changes in your picture without closing the dialog box. However, since the changes are instantly applied, it is not possible to click Cancel in this dialog box. To remove changes, you must click Undo Button image on the Quick Access Toolbar for each change that you want to remove.

  • You can simultaneously undo multiple changes that you made to one dialog box option, as long as you did not make changes to another dialog box option in between.

  • You may want to move the dialog box so that you can see both the picture and the dialog box at the same time.

Size and rotate

Height     To specify the height you want for the selected shape, picture, or other object, enter a number in the box. The Height and Width settings are always the dimensions of an unrotated object. Alternatively, you can adjust the height as a percentage of the original size of the shape, picture, or other object, by entering a percentage in the Height box under Scale. If the Lock aspect ratio check box is selected, the Height and Width settings change in relation to one another.

Width     To specify the width you want for the selected shape, picture, or other object, enter a number in the box. The Height and Width settings are always the dimensions of an unrotated object. Alternatively, you can adjust the width as a percentage of the original size of the shape, picture, or other object, by entering a percentage in the Width box under Scale. If the Lock aspect ratio check box is selected, the Height and Width settings change in relation to one another.

Rotation      To rotate the selected shape, picture, or other object in a clockwise direction, enter the amount in degrees (from zero to 359) that you want it rotated in the box. The Height and Width settings are always the dimensions of an unrotated object.

Scale

Height     To specify the height you want for the selected shape, picture, or other object as a percentage of the original size, enter a number in the box. The Height and Width settings are always the dimensions of an unrotated shape, picture, or other object. Alternatively you can adjust the height by entering an exact measurement in the Height box under Size and rotate. If the Lock aspect ratio check box is selected, the Height and Width settings change in relation to one another.

Width     To specify the width you want for the selected shape, picture, or other object as a percentage of the original size, enter a number in the box. The Height and Width settings are always the dimensions of an unrotated shape, picture, or object. Alternatively you can adjust the width by entering an exact measurement in the Width box under Size and rotate. If the Lock aspect ratio check box is selected, the Height and Width settings change in relation to one another.

Lock aspect ratio     To have the Height and Width settings change in relation to one another, select this check box.

Relative to original picture size     To have the Height and Width percentages under Scale calculated based on the original size of the picture, select this check box. This option is available only when a picture is selected.

Best scale for slide show (PowerPoint only)    To have the Height and Width percentages under Scale automatically adjusted to the ideal size for viewing in a slide show, select this check box. This option is available only when a picture is selected. If you select this check box, click the resolution of your slide show monitor in the Resolution box.

Original size

Height     Shows the height of the picture or shape when it was inserted into your Office file.

Width     Shows the width of the picture or shape when it was inserted into your Office file.

Reset

Reset     To remove all size, rotation, and scaling changes, and restore the picture, shape, or other object to its original size, click this button. Depending on the original size of the picture, the picture can expand outside the document when you reset it.

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