Microsoft Outlook has many features hidden from view on the menu bar or standard toolbar. You can gain access to other Microsoft Office features by selecting the customized Ribbon settings in the options settings; an example of one of these features is the Crop to Shape feature. The Crop to Shape feature changes the shape of the drawing, preserving all its formatting. In Outlook, the Crop to Shape feature is a part of the crop feature, but what if you want it on the home tab or the Insert tab, where you can get access to it easily without going to the Picture Format tab to use it? In this tutorial, we will explain how to enable the Crop to Shape button in Outlook.
How to enable the Crop to Shape button In Outlook
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- Launch Outlook.
- Click the New Email button in Outlook.
- Right-click the ribbon and select Customized Ribbon.
- An Outlook Options dialog box will open.
- Now on the Customize Ribbon tab, click the tab that you want the Crop to Shape button to be, then click the New Group button.
- The New Group (Custom) will appear under the selected tab.
- Rename the group by clicking the Rename button.
- A Rename dialog box will open. Rename the Group.
- On the right click, the list box of Choose Commands from and select All Commands.
- Then scroll down and select the Crop to Shape button.
- Then click the Add button.
The Crop to Shape feature will go under the new group, then click OK.
How to use the Crop to Shape button In Outlook
Insert a picture by clicking the Insert tab and the Picture button. You can select the image from File, Stock Images, or Online Picture. Go to the tab where you choose to place the Crop to Shape button. In this tutorial, we place the Crop to Shape under the Insert tab.
To crop your image to a specific shape, click the “Crop to Shape” button, then select your desired shape from the menu. The image will be transformed into the selected shape.
Where is the crop option in Outlook?
The Crop feature helps users to remove unwanted areas from their Outlook emails. To locate the Crop option, follow the steps below:
- Select the picture.
- Click the Picture Format tab.
- Click the Crop button and select Crop from the drop-down menu.
- Crop the image.
Which option is available on the crop page?
The options available in the Crop feature on Outlook are:
- Crop: Crop your picture to remove any unwanted areas.
- Crop to Shape: Convert images to shape.
- Aspect to Ratio: The ratio of the width to the height of the image.
- Fill: Resize the area so that the entire area of the picture is filled while maintaining the original aspect ratio. Any area that falls out of the picture area will be cropped while maintaining the original aspect.
- Fit: Resize the entire picture display inside the picture area.
How do you crop?
- After clicking the Crop button, you will see some angles will appear on the end.
- Place the cursor on the angle and drag it down to remove the area of the picture you do not want.
- Some areas from the picture will disappear
We hope this helps you understand how to enable the Crop to Shape button in Outlook.
Hello, My name is Shari & I am a writer for the ‘Outlook AppIns’ blog. I’m a CSIT graduate & I’ve been working in the IT industry for 3 years.