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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® Office Word 2003 by Bill Camarda

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Editing Objects in a Word Drawing

To work with a line, a rectangle, a circle, an AutoShape, or another object, you must first select it. Lines and shapes are selected when you first place them in your document. After that, you can select a line or shape at any time by clicking on it. When the object is selected, small circles called sizing handles appear at the ends or corners of the shape.

After you select a shape, you can

  • Move the shape by dragging it

  • Shrink or enlarge the shape by clicking on a sizing handle and dragging it

  • Delete the shape by pressing the Backspace or Delete key

Selecting Multiple Drawing Objects at Once

Most of your original drawings—and virtually any piece of editable Office clip art—contain more than one shape. You'll often ...

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