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Time to Reset

Friday, November 9th, 2007 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help

Time to Reset

We’ve all done it.

At one point or another, we’ve all inserted a picture into a document, worksheet or presentation and started altering its appearance.

Let’s make it larger. No, smaller. No, wait, we’ll stretch it only vertically. And let’s lighten the colors and crop it a bit over here.

Next thing you know, you’ve got a mess and you’re looking at the Undo button, thinking, “How far back do I have to go to fix this one?”

Or, maybe you figured it would be faster to delete the destroyed picture and reinsert the original.

Both of those ideas work, but there’s an even faster and easier one button solution to your problem. Interested in the “how to?”

Yeah, I thought you might be!

If you’re using Office 2007, you’re looking for the Picture Tools, Format ribbon that is displayed when you have the picture or clipart selected.

On the far left side, you’ll find the Adjust section where the Reset Picture button resides.

Click it and you’re back to where you began.

If you’re using an older version of MS Office, you should find that when you have a picture selected, the Picture toolbar will open and it will look like this:

If it doesn’t, don’t panic!

Try a right click on the picture and choose Show Picture Toolbar from the menu or use the View menu, Toolbars submenu, Picture choice.

At any rate, once the toolbar is open, you’re only one button away from resetting the picture to its original state.

The button you’re looking for is on the far right end and it’s called the Reset Picture button.

Click it and poof. Your picture is restored, with no undo or reinsertion required!

~ April

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