Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Manipulating Lines, Shapes, Art, Text Boxes, and Other Objects
Figure 4-9:
Examples of
objects.
The techniques for manipulating objects are the same whether you’re
dealing with a line, shape, graphic, clip-art image, diagram, or text box. The good
news from your end is that you have to master only one set of techniques
for handling these objects. Whether you want to move, change the size
of, change the color of, or change the outline of a text box, clip-art image,
graphic, or shape, the techniques are the same.
In the remainder of this chapter are instructions for doing these tasks with
objects:
Selecting: Before you can do anything to objects, you have to select
them. See “Selecting objects so that you can manipulate them.”
Making use of the rulers and grid: Rulers (in Word, PowerPoint, Excel,
and Publisher) and the grid (in Word and PowerPoint) can be very
helpful for aligning and placing objects. See “Hiding and displaying the rulers
and grid.”
Changing an object’s size and shape: You can enlarge, shrink, stretch,
and scrunch objects to make them wider or taller. See “Changing an
object’s size and shape.”
Applying color: Changing an object’s color makes it stand out. You can
apply patterns to some objects. See “Changing an Object’s Color, Outline
Color, and Transparency.”
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Moving and positioning: You can land objects with precision in a Word
document, PowerPoint slide, or Excel worksheet. See “Moving and
Positioning Objects.”
Aligning and distributing: Another way to move and position objects
is to realign or redistribute them across a page, slide, or worksheet. See
“Tricks for aligning and distributing objects.”
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