Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Changing the Size of a Graphic.
Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated November 30, 2019)
This tip applies to Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003
Excel allows you to easily resize a graphic you have placed in your workbook by following these steps:
If you click and drag any of the four corner handles, then the proportions of the picture stay the same as you resize it. If you click and drag any of the other handles, the proportions of the picture are distorted.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2195) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Changing the Size of a Graphic.
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