Tame your computer – change your shape

20 Oct

Microsoft Office’s built-in Picture Styles on the Picture Tools ribbon provides a quick way to add fancy borders to your pictures. But what if you want to have more control over the corners or shape of your picture?  For example, during a recent PowerPoint course, Lee, Theresa and Nicky wanted to round the corners in a specific way that matched the branding of their organisation.  (Thanks for the inspiration, guys!)

Here’s how:

  1. Double-click the picture you want to change, which will display the Picture Tools ribbon.
  2. In Office 2007: On the Format tab, click on the Picture Shape button and select the shape you want.  In Office 2010: On the Format tab, click on the Crop’s drop-down arrow, select Crop to Shape and select the shape you want.
  3. If the new shape has a small, yellow diamond-shaped handle, you can drag it to adjust the shape.
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