Resizing an image
To resize an image.
- Click the picture, if necessary, to show the green resizing handles.
- Position the pointer over one of the green resizing handles. The pointer changes shape giving a graphical representation of the direction of the resizing.
- Click and drag to resize the picture.
- 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.
|| 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.
Resizing a bit-mapped (raster) image such as a photograph adversely affects the resolution, causing some degree of blurring. It is better to use a graphics package to size your picture correctly before inserting it into your document, if possible.
For more accurate resizing, use the
Position and Size dialog.