Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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When an object is selected you can work with it as I soon describe. To work on other parts of the
message, click away from the object. To select the object again, click it. When an object is selected
here are some of the actions you can take (some actions may not be applicable to all types of objects):
n To delete the object, press Del.
n To move the object, point at it — the mouse pointer will change to a four-headed arrow.
Then drag to the desired position.
n To change the object size, point at one of the handles at a corner or along an edge — the
mouse pointer will change to a two-headed arrow. Then drag to the desired size.
n To rotate the object, point at the extra handle extending from the top of the object — the
mouse pointer will change to a curved arrow. Then drag to the desired orientation.
When a message object is selected, Outlook displays a Format ribbon at the top of the message
window. The content of this ribbon depends on the type of object selected, and includes tools and
commands for working with that type of object. For example, Figure 6.2 shows the ribbon
displayed when a picture object is inserted. Some of the tools offered help you with changing picture
borders, modifying brightness and contrast, changing text wrapping (how text flows around the
picture), and special effects.
Some objects, such as Smart Shapes, also display a Design ribbon when selected. This ribbon
provides access to additional commands for working with the selected object.
The remainder of this section shows you how to insert the various kinds of objects that Outlook
messages support. First you learn about graphical objects, then text objects.
FIGURE 6.2
When an object is selected, Outlook displays a ribbon for working with that type of object.
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