Office hacks: PPT picture split “three axes”

When creating a presentation, we often cut a single picture into multiple pictures in order to enhance the design. The article “PPT Single Picture Layout with Wonderful Tricks” in the 10th issue of this journal has covered the techniques of picture splitting when introducing multiple finishing techniques for one picture, and this article will supplement it and introduce the specific operation methods.

o Simple splitting with “crop”

We know that pictures can be cropped from all around in PPT, and this crop function can be used to split the picture. For example, if we want to divide a soccer vertically into 2 equal parts, we can do it with the help of crop and reference line.

Open PPT, switch to the “View” tab, check “Grid” and “Reference Line” for reference when cropping. Insert a basketball picture, switch to the “Format” tab, select “Horizontal Centering” and “Vertical Centering” under “Align”. “, so that the picture is centered for easy cutting. Press “Ctrl+D” to make a copy of the image and merge it together. Switch to the “Format” tab, click the “Crop” button, first the upper half of the picture crop the left half, and then the lower half of the picture crop off the right half, so that a picture will be divided into two (Figure 1). If you want to split the picture into three, then copy the picture 2, respectively, crop to retain the required part can be.


o “Table” for rule splitting

Crop can only be used for simple segmentation, and it is more tedious if it is a complex segmentation. For example, to cut the picture into 9 frames, that is, evenly divided into 9 sheets (3 × 3), the regular crop method can not guarantee the even division, you can use the table to divide.

First insert a picture in the page, and then insert a table of 3 rows and 3 columns, adjust the size of the table just over the picture. Select the table, switch to the “Layout” tab, click the “Distribute Rows” and “Distribute Columns” button, so that all cells are distributed to the same size. Press the “Ctrl + X” key combination to cut the picture, and then right-click the table and select “Set Shape Format”, select “Fill and Line” under the ” picture or texture fill”, and then click the “Clipboard”, so that the picture will be filled into the table (Figure 2).


Cut the table, switch to the “Start” tab, click the “Paste” button, select “Selective Paste” pop-up dialog box, select “Picture ( (Enhanced Element File)” (Figure 3). Paste to the page, right-click the picture and select “Combine → Cancel Combination”, after the continuous cancellation of the combination, you can get a small picture of the split. Finally, delete the extra table box line.


o Creative splitting with “splitting”

The above two cutting methods are relatively modest and can only achieve rectangular cutting, while using the “Merge Shapes” feature can split the picture into any irregular shape. Note that this feature is only available in Office 2013 and above.

After inserting the picture, switch to the “Insert” tab, insert a few rectangles, adjust the thin strip, rotate the angle of the rectangle to form a variety of irregular intersecting shapes (Figure 4). Hold down the Ctrl key, first select the picture and then select the rectangle, switch to the “Format” tab, click the “Merge Shapes” button to select “Split”. Finally, the split will be deleted after the unwanted graphics, so that the picture will be divided in accordance with the shape of the rectangle placement.


If the picture is divided, do not need to retain the complete, you can “split” after, not to delete the part of the graphics, so that the picture will be retained and the part of the intersection of graphics (Figure 5). The picture will be irregularly cut, which is also a common technique for many presentations.


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