Sizing an Object Frame

You can change the width and height (or both) of an object's frame on a publication page. Changing the size of the object frame is accomplished using the sizing handles that appear on the selected object.

Select the object by clicking on it. The frame around the object will appear and sizing handles appear on the border of the frame. To change the frame size, select one of the options discussed in the following list:

  • Change the Width To change the width of the object frame, place the mouse pointer on one of the sizing handles on either the left or right vertical border of the frame. The mouse pointer changes to a Resize pointer. Drag to change the width of the object.

  • Change the Height To change the height of the object frame, place the mouse pointer on one of the sizing handles on either the top or bottom horizontal border of the frame. Drag to change the height of the object using the Resize pointer.

  • Change the Width and Height To change the width and height of the object frame simultaneously and maintain the current width and height ratio, place the mouse pointer on any of the diagonal sizing handles (handles positioned where the vertical and horizontal border meet in a corner) and drag to change the overall size of the object (see Figure 6.2).

    Figure 6.2. Drag any of the sizing handles to change the size of the frame.



Zoom Out When Sizing an Object If you have zoomed in on a object to place text or some other item in it, you might want to zoom out to the Whole Page view when you size your frame. Select View , point at Zoom , and then select Whole Page to switch to the Whole Page view. Now you can size the object's frame in relation to other objects on the page.

If you require more exacting measurements for the height and width of a particular frame than you can attain with the mouse, you can also specify these measurements in the Size and Position dialog box. Follow these steps to specify an exact set of measurements for an object frame:

  1. Right-click on an object such as a text box.

  2. On the shortcut menu, select Format Text Box (if you are working with a picture frame, select Format Picture ).

  3. Select the Size tab on the dialog box (see Figure 6.3).

    Figure 6.3. Use controls on the Size tab to change the size of your selected object.


  4. Use the click arrows in the Size and Rotate area of the tab or type a new width in the Width box.

  5. Use the click arrows or enter a new height in the Height box.

  6. If you want to change the scale of the object width and height, use the Height and Width percentage spinner boxes in the Scale area.

  7. When you have completed entering your settings, click OK to close the dialog box.

Your object is resized using the width and height values you entered.

Microsoft Office 2003 All-in-One
Microsoft Office 2003 All-in-One
Year: 2002
Pages: 660
Authors: Joe Habraken

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