Resizing a Slide Object



To resize an object, click on the object to select it.


Drag a handle.


Release the mouse button; the object is resized.


You can resize any type of slide object?including clip art, pictures, shapes, and text boxes?to make it appear larger or smaller on the slide. When an object is selected, it is surrounded by handles; you use these handles to resize different sides of the object.


Keeping It Proportional

Press and hold the Ctrl key while dragging an object handle to keep the slide object size proportional to its original size. This prevents you from making one side of the object appear distorted. All sides stay the same relative size as you drag.


Changing the Object's Shape

To change an AutoShape, select the object, then click the Draw button on the Drawing toolbar. Select Change AutoShape, and choose another shape from the AutoShape categories.