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Windows Vista® Step by Step Deluxe Edition by Joan Lambert, Joyce Cox

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Changing the Content, Size, and Orientation of Graphics

You can effect simple changes to any type of graphic file (including photographic images) by using Paint. You can cut, copy, paste, change colors, and so on. You can select an existing shape or text by using the selection rectangle or lasso and then move it, but you can’t select and activate a shape or text to edit it. You can delete objects either by selecting and deleting them, by filling the area with the surrounding color, or by doing both.

On a broader scale, you can change many aspects of the dimensions and orientation of a graphic. For example, you can:

  • Change the size of the canvas by dragging its move handles or by specifying its exact dimensions in the Attributes dialog box.

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