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OpenOffice Impress 3.x Guide
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Resizing graphic objects

  1. Click the graphic object, if necessary, to show the green resizing handles.
  2. Position the pointer over one of the green resizing handles. The pointer changes shape, giving a graphical representation of the direction of the resizing.
  3. Click and drag to resize the graphic object.
  4. Release the mouse button when satisfied with the new size.

The corner handles resize both the width and the height of the graphic object simultaneously, while the other four handles only resize one dimension at a time.

Image:Tip.png To retain the original proportions of the graphic, Shift+click one of the corner handles, then drag. Be sure to release the mouse button before releasing the Shift key.

For more accurate resizing of the graphic object, use the Position and Size dialog. Select as the base point the part of the graphic object that you would like to anchor to the page. The default setting (top left corner) means that the when resizing the area, the position of the top left corner of the area will not change. Now modify either the Width value or the Height value of the object. To maintain the proportions between width and height, select the Keep ratio checkbox before modifying any value. Notice that when the checkbox is selected both dimensions change simultaneously.

To prevent accidental modifications of the size, make sure that the Size checkbox is selected in the Protect section in the bottom left part of the dialog.


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