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Easily change a picture's shape and shadow in Word 2007

In Word 2007, you can preview a change you'd like to make to a picture, such as rounded corners or a drop shadow, before you actually apply it. Mary Ann Richardson explains how.

In Word 2007, you can preview a change you'd like to make to a picture before you actually apply it. For example, suppose you would like to see how your 3" x 5" photo will look with rounded corners. Follow these steps:

  1. Click the photo to select it.
  2. Under Picture Tools, click the Format tab.
  3. In the Picture Styles group, click the down arrow once to display Row 2 of the overall visual styles. Point to the Reflected Rounded Rectangle style, which is the first style in the second row. Word displays a preview of the style.
  4. Click the Reflected Rounded Rectangle Style to apply it.

You can also preview a dropped shadow before applying it. Follow these steps:

  1. Click the photo to select it.
  2. Under Picture Tools, click the Format tab.
  3. In the Picture Styles group, point to the Drop Shadow style, which is the fourth style in the first row.
  4. After you see a preview of the style, click to apply the style.
  5. Under Picture Styles, click Picture Effects.
  6. Point to Shadow.
  7. Click Shadow Options.
  8. Move the distance slider to 45 pt.
  9. Click Close.

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