How to resize an image in a word processing document

Updated: 04/02/2019 by Computer Hope

After adding an image to a document in Microsoft Word, WordPad, or other word processing programs, you may want to increase or decrease its size. Resizing an image can improve visibility or draw attention to an important part of the page. To resize an image that was added to a word processing document, follow the steps below.

Resizing an image

  1. Click on the image to highlight it.
  2. Look for the circles or squares located in each corner of the image border.

Resize image in word processing document

  1. Move the mouse cursor over one of the corner circles or squares, so that the cursor changes to a diagonal, two-headed arrow Diagonal arrow pointers.
  2. Press and hold the left mouse button on the corner circle or square, then drag the mouse to the left or right to change the size of the image.
  3. Release the left mouse button to set the image to its new size.