Snipping Tool and Cut & Paste Size.


  1. Posts : 4
    windows 10
       #1

    Snipping Tool and Cut & Paste Size.


    So I use Snipping Tool to cut an image. When I paste it into Word it is huge (meaning that it takes up a big area of the screen... goes margin to margin). How do I get it to paste 'smaller'. I don't care about how much data is being stored... I just don't want to have to resize an image every time I paste it.

    I have tried changing Word settings (under Options>Advanced (Cut, copy and paste settings, and Image Size and Quality settings)) but don't find anything that helps.

    Thank you for your thoughts,
    Jeff

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  2. Posts : 3,334
    Windows 11 Pro, 22H2
       #2

    When you paste an image into Word, you will get little resize handles at the corners that you can grab with your pointer to resize the image. Below is a sample. Note that you need to click on the image first to cause these handles to be shown.

    Snipping Tool and Cut & Paste Size.-image2.jpg

    EDIT: I know that you said that you don't want to resize the image every time. Only thing I can think of is to save the original image at a lower resolution, but I'm assuming that will take a lot more work than a quick drag to resize.
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  3. Posts : 4
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you for your thoughts. But... thats true... I have a LOT of practice doing that resizing so I'm good there. This is just something i do MANY times a day. I had a bunch of updates (of what I don't even know) and this changed. It used to paste almost the right size so one or two grabs the corners and shrink wasn't too bad... but after the updates it is now huge and takes like 5+ grabs to get it small. But anyway, I appreciate your kindness.
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  4. Posts : 27,586
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #4

    Like you've said... it goes from margin to margin (if the pic size is larger than margin sizes)

    You could paste your pics into paragraph formatted with narrower line size, or in Table. That is, if you have a lot of them

    Found out that Table won't do much..
    You can increase text margins, or paste into the text box. The later will give you more flexibility
    Snipping Tool and Cut & Paste Size.-image.png

    One more thing. Formatting the size with Picture width is quicker and more precise than formatting with mouse

    Snipping Tool and Cut & Paste Size.-image.png
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  5. Posts : 25,754
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #5

    jkjeff said:
    So I use Snipping Tool to cut an image. When I paste it into Word it is huge (meaning that it takes up a big area of the screen... goes margin to margin). How do I get it to paste 'smaller'. I don't care about how much data is being stored... I just don't want to have to resize an image every time I paste it.
    Welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you can't find a way round this, then you could always resize before pasting into Word. You can open a snip in Paint and resize it there....

    Snipping Tool and Cut & Paste Size.-image.png
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  6. Posts : 4
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Did follow the 'narrow text' part (I played with margin settings with a ParaSymbol highlighted... that didn't do anything. BUTTTT, I was able to insert a textbox and paste into that and it worked perfectly. However : -/, I am trying to make a macro to insert the textbox and paste into it. I'm getting an error, but I don't mind playing to work thru that : -).

    So... THANK YOU : -)
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  7. Posts : 27,586
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #7

    Recording a macro is a good idea. But if you record a macro, you don't need a text box After inserting a picture, start a macro to reduce its size.

    There is built in shortcut you can also use:

    1. Insert multiple pictures (leave their size)
    2. Set the correct size for the 1st picture
    3. select next picture and hit F4 It will repeat the last operation (I didn't know that - learned from search.. but it works)

    This should be done very quickly for a whole set of pictures
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  8. Posts : 4
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    I've had an idea that works pretty well. I paste the picture, right click, select size and position, click layout tab then make the absolute size smaller. That is quicker and better than the grab corner 5 times to shrink.

    Now the perfect solution would be to create a macro that does all that. : -/ I am having trouble creating it (recording the macro doesn't 'allow' the same steps I use when doing it manually). So, I think this would be good as new post (unless I get an answer here ; -)).

    Thank you for your thoughts,
    Jeff
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  9. Posts : 27,586
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #9

    Did you consider using F4? (repeating the last task).

    You probably want to set width of the picture, I guess. Click on picture and in toolbar type in the width you want. Click on the next picture and hit F4

    Of course, you'd have to insert all of the pictures in the beginning (no matter the size)
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