Replace or delete a picture

You can replace a picture in a 2007 Microsoft Office system document with another picture, or you can delete the picture.

What do you want to do?


Replace a picture

Do the following for all programs listed in the Applies To at the top of the article.

  1. Click the picture that you want to replace.
  2. Under Picture Tools, on the Format tab, in the Adjust group, click Change Picture.

Picture Tools, Format tab

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

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Replace a picture used as a slide background

Applies only to Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
  1. Click the slide that you want to replace the background picture for.

To select multiple slides, click the first slide, and then press and hold CTRL while you click the other slides.

  1. On the Design tab, in the Background group, click Background Styles, and then click Format Background.

Design tab

  1. Click Fill, and then click Picture or texture fill.
  2. Do one of the following:

To include clip art that is available on Microsoft Office Online in your search, select the Include content from Office Online check box, click Go, and then click the clip to insert it.

 Tip   To adjust a picture's relative lightness (brightness) or the difference between its darkest and lightest areas (contrast), in the Format Background dialog box, click the Picture pane, and then choose the options that you want.

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Delete a picture

Do the following for all programs listed in the Applies To at the top of the article.

  • Click the picture that 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 (clip art: A single piece of ready-made art, often appearing as a bitmap or a combination of drawn shapes.) in a 2007 Office release document.

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Delete a picture used as a slide background

Applies only to Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
  1. Click the slide that you want to delete the background picture for.

To select multiple slides, click the first slide, and then press and hold CTRL while you click the other slides.

  1. On the Design tab, in the Background group, click Background Styles, and then click Reset Slide Background.

Design tab

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Applies to:
Excel 2007, Outlook 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Word 2007