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The Essentials of Working with Pictures in Office 2011 for Mac

Office 2011 for Mac provides several formatting options to add interest and a professional touch to pictures. Something as simple as adding a thin border helps set your picture apart from its surroundings. Correcting pictures that are too dark, too light, or off color deters visual distraction. And, of course, there are times when you want the extra attention a special effect can provide. Office 2011 for Mac makes it quick and easy to format pictures.

Filling a Shape with a Graphic in Office 2011 for Mac

In Office 2011 for Mac applications, shapes can be filled with a picture from a file or filled with one of several textures from a menu by way of the Picture or Texture tab of the Format Shape dialog. [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Using the Ribbon to Correct Pictures

So you've added pictures to your Office 2011 for Mac document, workbook, or presentation — but the pictures need correcting. No worries; Office 2011 for Mac offers easy-to-use correction options on its [more…]

Recoloring Pictures with Formatting Tools in Office 2011 for Mac

Recoloring a picture with the formatting tools in Office 2011 for Mac applications can change the mood and sometimes add more visual interest than was present in the original picture. Or you may just need [more…]

Applying Filters to Pictures in Office 2011 for Mac

Available as part of the Format Picture tab, the Filters palette on the Office 2011 for Mac Ribbon has a variety of special effects from which to choose. Filters can make your picture look more like a [more…]

Select and Remove Picture Backgrounds in Office 2011 for Mac

Remove Background is a new feature for Office 2011 for Mac applications. The Remove Background feature automatically figures out a shape's boundaries, which make removing it super quick. In many ways, [more…]

How to Crop a Picture with the Ribbon in Office 2011 for Mac

The Crop tool has new behavior in Office 2011 for Mac. Instead of just one kind of crop, Office for Mac now has four kinds. To get at the additional crop tools, click the small triangle to the right of [more…]

Working with Layers of Pictures in Office 2011 for Mac

Everything you see in Office for Mac is on a layer, where some layers are closer to you than others. Farthest away from you is the background layer. The next layer is the text layer. Any additional objects [more…]

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