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.
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:
If you work with several objects and have to move them or apply shared formatting to them, you must select
these objects every time. Apply formal grouping, and you will be able to operate those objects quickly as a
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.
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.
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.