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    oval crop picture to insert (2002)

    Have a picture with rectangular dimensions. Want to crop it oval to fit in oval position in layout. How?

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    Re: oval crop picture to insert (2002)

    I don't know of a way to 'oval-crop' a picture. However there are a couple of workarounds.

    Firstly, you could impose an oval with a thick white border over the picture. Create an oval, select Format/LineBorderStyle/MoreStyles, change the colour to white and the thickness to (say) 52. Change the fill colour to NoFill. Select BringForward from the Arrange menu. Select both the picture and the oval and choose Arrange/AlignObjects then both LeftToRight Centres and TopToBottom Centres then Group. This will give you an oval crop, but the gap between graphic and wrapped text may be too great.

    Secondly, you select the picture and click the EditIrregularWrap button from the Format toolbar. The 'Resizing Handles' can now be dragged to create your own Crop border. You may, however, find it difficult to get it oval. (Doing it over an existing oval may help.

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    Re: oval crop picture to insert (2002)

    I realize that this is really a long time after you asked the question and maybe you figured it out but here is a way to do what you are trying. (I was actually looking for an answer to something else when I came across this one and I happen to have an answer!)

    Use the Oval tool from the toolbar to draw an oval the size and shape that you want. With the oval selected, go to Format, AutoShape then on the Colors and Lines tab, Click the down arrow under Fill, Color. Select Fill Effects, then select the Picture tab, click the Select Picture button, find the picture that you want to use, then click OK's until you are back to your publication.

    It won't be perfect and you may have to fiddle with it a little to get it the way you want. You can't crop it but you can resize it. You may want to format your picture before you put it in, to get the look you want. Experiment and see what happens.

    Hope this is helpful, even if it is three years late. <img src=/S/crazy.gif border=0 alt=crazy width=15 height=15>

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