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How to change format of diagram shapes in Word

The Format tab of the Drawing Tools toolbar provides plenty of options for customization of the shape outline, background and text settings. Also, here you can change spacing, and size for multiple shapes at once.

Cropping a picture to a shape

It is worth to know that, instead of cropping a picture to a conventional rectangle, you can crop it to a circle, a triangle, an arrow, or even a thought bubble:

Modifying an Organizational Chart

How to create an organizational chart in Microsoft Word 2016 see Using the Organizational Chart Tool. This tip is about how to change or modify an organizational chart in Word.

Snap an object to the Grid or to a Shape

By default, Word makes objects snap (jump) to an underlying grid laid across the document. If you drag an object, such as a shape, you'll notice that it moves in little jerks rather than smoothly. This is because of the grid - but because the grid is usually invisible, it's not obvious.

Compress the pictures in a document

If you use large pictures in a document, its file size increases rapidly. You can reduce this problem by telling Word to compress the pictures.

Adding captions with AutoCaption

Use the AutoCaption feature if you want to add captions to all items of a particular type automatically.

Adding callouts to objects

A callout is a type of text box that also includes a line for pointing to any location on the document. A callout is helpful when you need to identify and to explain parts of a picture.

Hiding pictures

Including a large number of in-line pictures in your documents slows down Word's performance. You can improve performance by replacing actual images with picture placeholders.

Adjusting picture characteristics

There is no need to use additional image editing software to create high-quality pictures for your document. Instead, you can use Microsoft Word picture editing tools to correct and improve your photos.

How to replace text with a graphic or an object

Although the Find and Replace dialog box does not directly support replacing text with pictures or objects, you can efficiently perform this action using the Clipboard and the ^c wildcard.

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