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Picture Floatie in Office 2013

Explore various options within the picture floatie in Office 2013 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) on a touch device such as Microsoft Surface.


Product/Version: PowerPoint, Word, and Excel versions of Office 2013
OS: Windows 8

Tap on a selected picture on a Touch device and you will see a floatie spawning right there -- in this case you see the Picture floatie that provides formatting options for the tapped picture. In this tutorial, we'll explore various options within this floatie (see Figure 1).

Tap on the required button within the floatie
Figure 1: Tap on the required button within the floatie

See Also: Refer to our similar tutorial on the Shape floatie -- this shows up when you tap a selected shape. In the same way, the Text floatie spawns when you tap some selected text.

To activate any of the options within the Picture floatie, you need to tap the required button, as shown in Figure 1, above.

Look again at the Picture floatie, and you will find buttons for formatting the tapped picture, as shown marked in Figure 2, below. The first four buttons (Paste, Cut, Copy, and Delete) have been already explained in our Using the Touch Floatie in Office 2013 tutorial.

Picture floatie
Figure 2: Picture floatie

The remaining buttons are explained below, as marked in Figure 2, above.

  1. Style: Tap on the Style button to bring up the Style drop-down gallery, as shown in Figure 3. The Style drop-down gallery contains a collection of prebuilt styles. Note that within the Style drop-down gallery you have to slide from the bottom to reveal more styles, as shown in Figure 3.

    Style drop-down gallery
    Figure 3: Style drop-down gallery

    Tap on any of these Styles to apply it to your selected Picture.

    Tip: Learn more about Picture Styles in our Picture Styles in PowerPoint 2013 tutorial.

  2. Crop: When you tap on this button, dark crop handles appear on the edge of the picture, as shown in Figure 4. We explain how you can crop a picture on a touch device while using Office 2013 in our Crop Pictures in Office 2013 using a Touch device tutorial.

    Shape with crop handles
    Figure 4: Shape with crop handles

  3. More Options: Tap on the down-arrow to bring up a drop-down menu with more formatting options for selected picture, as shown in Figure 5.

    More picture formatting options
    Figure 5: More picture formatting options

    Some of these options may be grayed out if you have selected a single picture -- or, if there's no other slide object on your slide.

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