Tech Tuesday: Cropping in Office

Each Tuesday, pleasureinlearning brings you Tech Tuesday.  Come back each week for more ways to become efficient and effective in your use of technology. 


When working with images in Microsoft Office, you may often wish to ‘trim’ an image.  This is called cropping and is a function available within all of the major Microsoft Office applications that allow the user to work with images.

In this case, simply find the cropping button (1), adjust the cropping handles (2), and then press Enter.

Cropping 1

It is important to note that any portion of the image cropped out is still retained in the document.  This can make for very large documents (especially PowerPoint presentations).  When you have finally finished cropping all desired images, you can delete the unseen portion.  To do this, first select any picture, and then use the  Compress Pictures Button.  This brings up the dialog box shown below.  You can select the desired options to reduce the size of your file.

Cropping 2


2 comments on “Tech Tuesday: Cropping in Office

  1. Thanks. I did not know about compressing the picture!

  2. Kristen Lancaster says:

    You’re welcome!

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