Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Cropping a photo, part of PowerPoint: From Outline to Presentation.
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Besides using the Insert menu, some of your slide layouts will have content boxes that are just a click away from adding new content. Let's explore the process. In this case, I've gone to slide two and you see I could choose from a variety of options. I'm going to go ahead and add a picture. So, with a click it brings up my dialogue. What I'd like to do is add the light bulb, so I'll choose Insert. That puts it inside of there. Now once this is added, I can make adjustments. So, for example, I'd like to crop this photo a little bit tighter.
So I'm going to crop it to the shape. And now with the Crop selected, I can drag those individual handles and crop in on my subject. This makes it easy to adjust the size here. And note the smart lines there, indicating when I've reached an edge. That looks good. And if I ever need to change it, just click on Crop, to adjust. There we go. All right. That photo looks good. Let's go to the next slide. This one looks clean, but I'd like to switch it to two columns. And you see that everything reflows.
Let's just adjust the size of that box a little bit. There we go. And drop the point size down. That looks good. Next, for the triple constraint I want to add the same photo to multiple slides. This is easiest, to add the picture. And choose Insert. And let's adjust the crop. Let's set the height to three inches, and we'll adjust the crop of the width. That looks pretty good. And now grabbing that image, I can scale. I'm happy with that there, so I'll select it, right click and choose Copy.
Going to the next slide. I could right click and choose, Paste. And what I'm going to do is paste the picture. However, note, I want to specify that it goes into the same place. There we go. So when I right click and choose Paste. Make sure to choose the option that says, Use Destination Theme. To get the consistency between the slides, so the elements do not jump, all right. Next we have our project control cycle. I'm going to click, and add a new graphic. In this case, it is an EPS graphic.
So I'll insert it. And it has embedded transparency. One of the nice things about an EPS graph, is that they're relatively easy to scale up, yeah. And lets just wrap this to new lines with some hard returns. We could adjust the size of the text box. There we go. Now, in order to judge the quality of that, I suggest you zoom in to 100%. One of the things you'll notice about EPS graphics, is they're hard to see accurately, if you're not viewing them at 100%. This looks pretty clean, so I'll go ahead and stick with that.
And we can now zoom back to fit our presentation.
This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington.
- Setting a schedule and goals
- Working in stages
- Building an outline
- Using an outline to create your initial slides
- Formatting text
- Changing templates and themes
- Using photos, shapes, and charts in PowerPoint
- Adding video
- Animating your slideshow
- Consolidating, testing, and rehearsing you presentation