Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Editing an Image
Editing an Image
3. Movethepointertotheupper-leftcornerofthesectionyouwanttoclip.Click
anddragtoselectaregion.
As you drag, you create a rectangle around your selection. Inside the rectangle,
the section you’re selecting loses the gray tint of the rest of the window, making
it easier to see what you’re doing.
4. Whenyou’veselectedtheregionyouwant,letgoofthemousebutton.
Word takes a snapshot of the region and inserts it into your document.
Figure 3-14:
Click and drag the
crosshairs cursor
(circled) to “clip” a
screenshot, selecting
a region of a window
instead of the whole
thing.
Note: To take a screenshot in Word, you must be working with a .docx file. When you open a .doc file
(from Word 2003 or earlier), Word 2010 goes into Compatibility Mode, and it can’t take screenshots in
that mode.
Editing an Image
When you insert an image, Word automatically opens the Picture Tools | Format
contextual tab, shown in Figure 3-15. This tab also appears whenever you click an
image to select it, and it’s what you use to edit or format an image. As you’ll see
in this section, Word (and the rest of Office) has more tools for working with
images than ever before—and those tools are great for making minor adjustments to a
document’s pictures. But if you need to do some heavy-duty image editing, you still
need a purpose-built program like Photoshop to do the job.
 
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