Word: Crop settings in 2007 and 2010

Yesterday I was trying to split an image into 9 separate parts using Microsoft Word 2010, so I could print them out, and when put together would be about the same size as an A2 piece of paper. But I just could not work it out!!!

In Word 2007, the settings were straight forward. Just specify the amount to crop from the left, right, top and/or bottom, and that’s it. But Word 2010 has “Offset X”, “Offset Y”, etc.

In the end, I uninstalled Office 2010, and went back to Office 2007.

Here are the settings in Word 2007:

Word 2007 Crop Settings

You will see that the height of the original image was 30.24cm, so I split this into three vertical measurements of 10.08cm.

The width of original image was 19.84cm, which I split into three horizontal measurements of 6.61cm

The image above shows the crop settings when doing the top left part. i.e. cropping 20.16cm from the bottom of the image, leaving 10.08cm of the top, and 13.22cm from the right of the image, leaving 6.62cm.

Nice and easy 🙂

Once I had created the nine separate parts of the image, I opened the document in Word 2010 as it was installed on another computer, and these are the size settings:

Word 2010 Size Settings

And these are the Crop settings:

Word 2010 Crop Settings

It is much more logical using Word 2007 than 2010!! 🙁

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  1. Just found this article from Microsoft:

    “Crop a picture or a shape with a picture fill”
    Applies to: Microsoft Excel 2010, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Word 2010


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