Word 2010: Formatting Pictures

Word 2010: Formatting Pictures


If you’re using photographs in your documents,
you’ll probably want to make them look as good as possible. Word has some very powerful features that
will let you do this. First, click on your picture, and the Format
tab will appear. Let’s start by cropping the picture. Click the Crop command, and you should now
see some black handles around the edge of the picture. You’ll need to put the mouse right over these
handles, and if you’re a little bit off, you may accidentally grab one of the resizing
handles. Click and drag, and the parts that are going
to be cropped out are kind of a dark gray. When you’re done, you can click the Crop command
again, or you can just press Enter. Just below the Crop command is a drop-down
arrow, and if you go down to Crop to Shape, you can choose what shape you want your picture
to be. I think I’ll choose a rounded rectangle. With some photographs, you’ll need to make
adjustments, and these commands can be found in the Adjust group. If you go to Corrections, you can Sharpen
or Soften the image, and you can also adjust the brightness and contrast. As you hover over each one, you’ll be able
to see a live preview of it in the document. I think this one looks good. You can also adjust the color. You can change the Saturation, the Color Tone,
which controls how warm or cool the colors appear, and you can also Recolor the image. But for this picture, I’m just going to adjust
the Color Tone. Finally, you can add an Artistic Effect. You probably don’t want to add one to every
single picture, but sometimes you may want to use them to spice up your document. Depending on what your picture looks like,
some of these effects may look better than others, so just hover over some of them until
you find one that looks good. Word also has a lot of different Picture Styles
that are built in. These are a great way to quickly change the
appearance of your picture. Before you send out your document, you may
want to compress your pictures, and this is also found in the Adjust group. Compressing Pictures will make the file size
smaller, so your document will be easier to email or post on the web. There’s an option to Delete cropped areas
of pictures. When you crop a picture, it doesn’t actually
delete anything from the file, it just hides the cropped areas. So even though you’re not using those areas,
they’re still taking up space in the file. You can delete them by checking this option. You can also change the resolution. The Email setting has the lowest resolution,
so that means it will have the smallest possible file size. Then click OK. You may have noticed that the picture adjusted
a little bit, and that’s because compression lowers the quality of the picture. So there is a tradeoff, and you’ll just have
to decide whether you want to go with a higher quality or a lower file size.

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  1. I have take the online Excel class and am now taking the Word 2010 class.  I have learned a lot and am so thankful for these classes. I'm currently unemployed and feel that these CEU's will make me more marketable.  Thank you GCFlearnfree.org

  2. I am having a big problem. My teacher gave me some exercises to do but unfortunately, there is no "picture style" in the picture tool, what should i do??? please help me T^T

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