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How to fill a shape with a picture in Word

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You can create an image embedded in nearly any kind of shape in Microsoft Word. Word shapes can be filled with colours, pictures, gradients, and textures.  You can insert a picture into a shape and give the appearance of a picture that has been cropped to a specific shapes.

You can do that by two different ways to insert the image into the shapes. 1) Fill a shape with a picture 2) Crop to Shape 

Let's start with fill a shape with a picture in Word:

Step 01: To create a shape click Inert -> Select Shapes in the Illustrations group 

Step 02: Select a shape from the drop-down menu & create a shape

Step 03: Select the Shape & go to the Shape Fill menu arrow in the Drawing Tools/Format tab & Select Picture 

Then select the image’s location in the Insert Picture dialog box: From a File

Done! you can change the shape after that. to change the shape select the shape and click  Drawing Tools/Format tab & Select Edit Shape & Choose any shape from there.

After select a shape MS Word will automatically re-size the inserted picture to fill the selected shape.

Method Two:

This time insert an image first, Select the Insert tab-> Pictures 


Now, Select the image and click the Crop menu arrow in the Size group in the Picture Format tab & Select Crop to Shape from the drop-down menu.

Now that you have inserted an image into your shape. 

That should fix it. If the above tips don’t work for you – then leave a comment.



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