Format Object (Crop)

 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, because 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 or press CTRL+Z 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 might want to move the dialog box so that you can see both the picture and the dialog box at the same time.

When you crop a picture, you define the area of the picture that "shows through" by defining an invisible shape mask. This mask is independent of the picture itself and can be repositioned on the picture or the picture can be repositioned or resized behind the mask.

Picture position

These options change the size of the picture or the position of the picture relative to the invisible masking shape. Offsets determine how much to shift a picture relative to the left, right, top, and bottom of the shape mask. Positive numbers move the picture edge toward the center of the shape, and negative numbers move the picture edge away from the shape.

Width     To change the width of the picture that displays within the shape mask, enter a number in the box.

Height     To change the height of the picture that displays within the shape mask, enter a number in the box.

Offset X     To shift the picture to the left relative to the center of the mask shape, enter a negative number in the box. To shift the picture to the right relative to the center of the mask shape, enter a positive number in the box.

Offset Y     To shift the picture up relative to the center of the mask shape, enter a negative number in the box. To shift the picture down relative to the center of the mask shape, enter a positive number in the box.

Crop position

These options change the size of the shape mask or its position relative to the file. The Width and Height options change the size of the shape mask, while the Left and Top options change the position of the shape mask in the file.

Width     To change the width of the shape mask, enter a number in the box.

Height     To change the height of the shape mask, enter a number in the box.

Left      To move the shape mask to the left in the file, enter a number in the box.

Top     To move the shape mask the to the top of the file, enter a number in the box.

 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2010, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Word 2010