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Once you have inserted a picture in your workbook, you can resize it by following these steps:
If you drag a corner handle, the graphic is resized proportionally. If you drag a non-corner handle (top, bottom, or sides), the graphic is simply stretched in the direction you move the handle.
Excel 95, however, handles resizing a bit differently. If you are using Excel 95, and you want your picture to always have the same relative proportions, you need to hold down the Shift key as you drag a handle.
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