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Resize a Slide Object
Resize a Slide Object
After you insert a slide object — a text box, table, chart, picture, video clip, or graphic — you
may find that you need to make it larger or smaller to achieve the desired effect. For example,
you might want to resize a text box to make room for more text or resize a picture object to enlarge
the artwork. Fortunately, PowerPoint makes it easy to change the size of a slide object. When you
select an object in a PowerPoint slide, handles appear around that object; you use these handles to
change the object’s size.
Resize a Slide Object
1 Click the slide containing the
object that you want to resize.
2 Click the object to select it.
A PowerPoint surrounds the object
with handles ( ).
3 Position the mouse pointer over
a handle.
changes to
, ,
, or .
Use a corner handle to resize the
object’s height and width at the
same time.
Use a side handle to resize the
object along only the one side.
4 Click and drag the handle inward
or outward to resize the slide
object (
, ,
, or
changes to ).
5 Release the mouse button.
B PowerPoint resizes the object.
You can click outside the slide
object to continue working.
Note: To delete an object that you
no longer need, select the object and
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