Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ask Amy: Cropping a Picture to a Shape

Cropping a Picture to a Shape

These steps will work in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint version 2010

  1. Select the picture to be cropped to shape. It will have round selection handles on each corner and square selection handles ion the middle of each side.
  2. Click on the Picture Tools Format tab.
  3. Perform the following steps:
    1. Click on the bottom of the Crop button
    2. From the drop-down menu, select Crop to Shape.
    3. Make a Selection from the Shapes Gallery. In our example, we chose Trapezoid.

The picture will be cropped to the shape:


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Ask Amy: PowerPoint SmartArt Tip

When I’m working in PowerPoint is there any way to turn a bulleted list into a piece of SmartArt without retyping it?

  1. Yes, select the bulleted list to be converted to SmartArt.
  2. Right click on it.
  3. From the shortcut menu, select Convert to SmartArt.
  4. Make a selection from the gallery of SmartArt shapes.

Your bullets are converted into SmartArt and quickly go from this ….

To this: