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    Insert ClipArt into Word 2000 Table (Word 2000)

    I inserted a table in word. When I insert a clipArt picture in cell A1 of the table (Excel term), the row and column expand based on the picture size. I want to insert the picture inside the table and adjust the picture size automatically (make it smaller), not resize the row and column size. Help??

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    Re: Insert ClipArt into Word 2000 Table (Word 2000)

    As I understand it, the clipart always comes in at its "default" size -- just click on the picture to select it, then position your mouse on one of the selection boxes and drag to resize. If you use a corner box, it will resize the picture in both directions at the same time, maintaining the height/width ratio.

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    Re: Insert ClipArt into Word 2000 Table (Word 2000)

    Another thing to try:

    Insert a Frame into the table cell - then have the clip art insert into the Frame - based on doing this just a couple of times in the past, it seems that the graphic resizes to fit the Frame.

    Gary

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    Re: Insert ClipArt into Word 2000 Table (Word 2000)

    I wrote a Macro to do this once, but I don't have a copy on this PC.
    You can get the width and height of the current Cell, insert the object, and then set the object width and height to match the values you fetched earlier. I stopped using it because it tends to create big files, it is usually much better to resize the picture in a graphics program before you insert it if you care about file sizes

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    Re: Insert ClipArt into Word 2000 Table (Word 2000)

    Hi Lue:

    In your table, right click & choose Table Properties. Click the Options button & untick "automatically resize to fit contents". After that, you pictures will automatically resize to fit the cell, rather than the other way around.

    Word 2000 tables have terrible defaults! <img src=/S/aflame.gif border=0 alt=aflame width=15 height=15> I made 2 row tables from 2 to 7 columns respectively, formatted them as I wanted, & saved them as AutoText entries.

    Hope this helps.

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