"Word 2007 Picture Manipulations - How to Add, Crop, Change Pictures File Size and Wrap Picture with Text in Your Word Documents?"


The Word 2007 picture tool enables you to place the picture that you like in the document. The picture can be the existing in your computer, from the digital camera that you snap, or download online.

Once the picture inserted in your document, it can be manipulated in a number of ways such as resize it, and move them into the exact positions that you want, wrap a picture with text, and so on.

This tutorial will guide you on how to insert a picture to your document and some basic manipulations.


To add a picture to your Word 2007 document

  • Place your insertion point in the document where you want to place the picture.
  • From the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click the Picture icon.
  • Word 2007 insert pictures dialog box

  • From the Insert Picture dialog box displayed, browse to the location where the picture you want to insert, and select it.
  • Click Insert button. The picture is inserted in the document.
  • From the Picture Tools Format tab, you can adjust custom settings, such as adjusting brightness and contrast or choosing to display the image with various borders and effects.

  • Note: If the Picture Tools Format tab is not showing, click the picture to select it.


Once you have added the picture, you can remove areas from a picture that you do not want by using the Crop tool. The following steps show you how to do it.

To crop a Word 2007 picture

  • Open and select the picture you want to crop.
  • From the Picture Tools Format tab, in the Size group, click the Crop icon.
  • The picture redisplays with eight sizing handles on the corners and sides, and the mouse pointer becomes a cropping icon when outside the picture.
  • Place the mouse over one of the eight sizing handles, and drag the tool so that the area of the picture is cut away (cropped).
  • Press Esc or click outside of the image to turn off the Crop tool.
  • Note: If the Picture Tools Format tab is not showing, click the picture to select it.


To change a Word 2007 picture file size

  • Open and select the pictures whose file size you want to reduce.
  • From the Picture Tools Format tab, in the Adjust group, click the Compress Pictures icon.
  • Word 2007 compress pictures dialog box

  • From the Compress Pictures dialog box displayed, under the Apply to section, choose Selected pictures if that is what you want (versus applying it to all the pictures in the document).
  • Under the Change resolution section, choose whether the target output should be printing the document, viewing it on the web/screen, or no change. The resolution of the resulting image is shown in dots per inch (dpi). The greater the dpi, the higher the resolution.
  • Under the Options section, choose whether to compress pictures and/ or whether to delete cropped areas of pictures.
  • Once finish, click OK to close the Compress Pictures dialog box.


To wrap a Word 2007 picture with text

  • Place a picture in a document, and drag a picture to any location on a page even if other content shifts on the page.
  • Click the picture to select it.
  • From the Picture Tools Format tab, in the Arrange group, click the Position icon.
  • Word 2007 format picture position

  • Under the With Text Wrapping section, choose and click on any wrapping style, except In Line With Text.
  • The picture is reposition to the selected location. You can now freely drag the picture to anywhere in the document.


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To know how to add or organize clip art in your Word 2007 document, read another article on clip art in Word 2007.

Make sure do not miss another article on effectively use of Word 2007 Wordart feature. 2007 Save and Save As Features



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