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Hi all,

I was wondering, is it possible in Word to create a "mask" to put over
an image? For example, I have a coversheet of a report, and on this
coversheet I need a picture to be inserted. But, only on a specific
part, shaped like an oval.
I can create an oval shape, and use a picture as fill-effect, but the
pucture gets distorted, and I don't want that to happen
I can create a partly transparant image with an external programm, and
use that image to be in front of my inserted picture.... Well, that's
the way I want it to look, but than I have to use an external program,
and I'm not as flexible as I want to be.

Does anybody know how to do this in Word?

Regards,

Bert




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Creating an Oval Mask over an Image in Word

1.
  1. Insert the image by going to the Insert tab and selecting Pictures.
2. Click on the image to select it.
3. Go to the Format tab and select the Crop tool.
4. Click on the drop-down arrow next to the Crop tool and select Crop to Shape.
5. Choose the oval shape you want to use as your mask.
6. Adjust the size and position of the oval shape to fit over the part of the image you want to show.
7. Click outside of the image to apply the crop.

If you want to adjust the position or size of the oval mask, simply click on the image again and repeat the steps above.
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If you want to use just part of a picture, first crop it to a rectangle with
the correct aspect ratio in an external graphics program, then use it as
fill for your ellipse.

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Hi all,

I was wondering, is it possible in Word to create a "mask" to put over
an image? For example, I have a coversheet of a report, and on this
coversheet I need a picture to be inserted. But, only on a specific
part, shaped like an oval.
I can create an oval shape, and use a picture as fill-effect, but the
pucture gets distorted, and I don't want that to happen
I can create a partly transparant image with an external programm, and
use that image to be in front of my inserted picture.... Well, that's
the way I want it to look, but than I have to use an external program,
and I'm not as flexible as I want to be.

Does anybody know how to do this in Word?

Regards,

Bert




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Hi Suzanne,

Thanks for your reply.
I was already affraid it wasn't possible to do completely within Word.

Greetz,

Bert

Suzanne S. Barnhill;3554597 Wrote:
-If you want to use just part of a picture, first crop it to a rectangle
with the correct aspect ratio in an external graphics program, then use
it as fill for your ellipse.

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

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