Tip of the week # 548
1 August 2018

Replace a picture without losing its size and shape (Microsoft Office) *

I'm sure you all agree that it can sometimes be a time-consuming and frustrating exercise to get pictures the size and shape you want. But did you know that once you got one the way you like it to be, you can easily replace it with another picture? As far as I can tell you can do this in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, but I think it's most beneficial in your Word and PowerPoint templates.

Here's how:

  1. Right-click the picture you want to replace and select Change Picture.
  2. Find the new picture and double-click it.

If you prefer, you can also use the Change Picture button in the Adjust group on the Picture Tools Format tab.

With special thanks to Alison for this week's tip inspiration!

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* Unless stated otherwise, these tips were written for Microsoft Office 2010.