Word 2016: Picture Tools—The Format Ribbon

Updated 2017.11.05

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The Picture Tools Format Ribbon

Most of the tools for changing a picture in Word are on the Picture Tools—Format ribbon. To format a picture:

·       Click on the picture you wish to edit.

·       The Picture Tools tab will appear above the Format tab.

·       Click on the Format tab. The Picture Tools—Format ribbon will appear:

The buttons on the Picture Tools—Format ribbon allow you to do the following:

Button

Action

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·       Make brightness/contrast corrections.

·       Make color changes and add tints.

·       ·       Add artistic effects.

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·       To compress the pictures (if you have resized them to a smaller size, Word will store the smaller-sized picture, and not the original). It will save space. This is useful if you are using Word to create web pages. This option will increase the download speed.

·       Change to a different picture.

·       Reset your picture to all of its original formatting.

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Change the position of the picture on the page in relation to its surrounding text.

 

 

 

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If multiple pictures overlap, move the selected picture to the top.

If multiple pictures overlap, move the selected picture to the bottom.

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Allows you to set the way text wraps around the picture/object

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Allows multiple pictures to be grouped together. When you move one, all will move.

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Allows you to rotate the picture/object.

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Allows you to crop the picture/object.

 

For more options, click on the dialog box launcher in lower right corner of the Picture Styles group:

   

The Format Picture dialog box will appear:

And you can change any of the options listed in the pane on the left. Select the item and a list of formatting choices will appear in the right pane.