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Cropping Pictures

Once you have placed a graphic in your workbook, you may decide to crop it. Cropping means to cut off part of the graphic so it doesn't show. Cropping is fairly standard in most programs that have graphics capability. You can easily crop a graphic by following these steps:

  1. Make sure the Picture toolbar is open. It should open as soon as you click on the graphic, but if not, you can right-click on the graphic and select Show Picture Toolbar.
  2. Click on the Crop tool on the Picture toolbar.
  3. Click on one of the graphic's handles with the mouse pointer.
  4. Drag the handle toward the center of the graphic, stopping when you have cropped the desired amount.
  5. You can turn off cropping by clicking on the Crop tool.

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