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How to resize all / multiple images in Word?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2024-07-03

When copying or importing images from the Internet or other files, the sizes of these images can vary significantly. While resizing pictures one by one is a common task, doing so for multiple images can be time-consuming. This tutorial will guide you through several methods, starting with resizing a single image and then moving on to techniques for resizing multiple images efficiently.

Resize images manually in Word

Resize images to specific dimensions with VBA

Resize multiple images all at once with Kutools for Word


Resize images manually in Word

1. To show the picture’s sizing handles by clicking on the picture;

2. Put the cursor on one of the picture’s sizing handles.

3. Drag the sizing handle until the picture size is suitable for your needs. See screenshot:

doc adjust images 1

Note: With this method, you cannot resize multiple pictures all at once. You need to resize them one by one until all pictures are resized.


Resize images to specific dimensions with VBA

With the following VBA code, you can resize pictures to your ideal size. You can get it done as follow:

In this example, we resize the picture size to 1.78 inches height and 3.17 inches width.

1. Please select a picture you want to change the size;

2. Press Alt+F11 to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window;

3. Click Module from Insert tab, copy and paste the following VBA code into the Module window;

VBA code: Resize one image to specific size:

Sub ResizePics()
Dim shp As Word.Shape
Dim ishp As Word.InlineShape
If Word.Selection.Type <> wdSelectionInlineShape And _
Word.Selection.Type <> wdSelectionShape Then
Exit Sub
End If
If Word.Selection.Type = wdSelectionInlineShape Then
Set ishp = Word.Selection.Range.InlineShapes(1)
ishp.LockAspectRatio = False
ishp.Height = InchesToPoints(1.78)
ishp.Width = InchesToPoints(3.17)
Else
If Word.Selection.Type = wdSelectionShape Then
Set shp = Word.Selection.ShapeRange(1)
shp.LockAspectRatio = False
shp.Height = InchesToPoints(1.78)
shp.Width = InchesToPoints(3.17)
End If
End If
End Sub

4. Click Run button or F5 key to run the VBA code, and the selected image has been resized to your need size.

Note:  In the above code,  In shp.Height = InchesToPoints(1.78 ) and shp.Width = InchesToPoints(3.17) are the height and width of the picture,  you can change the size to meet your need.

With this VBA code, you also cannot resize all or multiple pictures at once. You need to go back and forth between the Word document and the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window to select the picture and apply the code. That’s too time-consuming.


Resize images with Kutools for Word

With Kutools for Word's Resize Images utility, you can get rid of those annoying and time-consuming operations, and quickly resize all images from your document.

Kutools for Word, equipped with AI 🤖, offers over 100 handy features to simplify your tasks.

1. Please apply this utility by clicking Kutools Plus > Resize. See screenshot:

2. If you want to resize all images to a certain percentage of their original size, please select one of the six percentages from the drop-down list. For example, if you want to resize all the pictures to 50% of their original size, please select 50%. After clicking 50%, you will see all pictures have been sized to 50%. See screenshot:

doc adjust images 3

If you want to adjust all images to the same size with a selected one, please select a picture as the model size, and then click Kutools Plus > Resize > Resize Images with Selection, and all images will be resized the same size based on the selected one, see screenshot:

doc adjust images 4

For more detailed information about Kutools for Word’s Resize Images utility, please click here.

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I wasted a good 3 hrs or more trying to get these VBA macros to work. Gave up and tried Kutools which works great! Purchased it right away as it is well worth the $49!
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If you save your document as .docx, then you will be able to open it as zip-archive. There will be media folder with all images (mine had PNG images). You can then use programs like IrfanView, XnViewMP, FastStone Viewer to perform batch transformations like resize, reduce color depth, etc. Pack your images back into zip and rename it to docx. For example, in my docx full of screenshots I needed to reduce number of colors to 8, which is enough for documentation purposes. After processing my 10MB doc became 1.8MB doc, so savings can be significant. Always save your original docx in case you want to restore pictures after too much degradation/processing etc.
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I need to resize all images in a word document to the same width but not deform the images. so scale them to the same width. Is this possible through a macro?
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Does anyone know if an image placeholder/dropper/automatic sizing feature is available in Windows 365? No idea where to look or find assistance on this since the Microsoft chat help was SO unhelpful. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
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save your money and run this macro: Credit to Dave Sub resizeimages() Dim i As Long With ActiveDocument For i = 1 To .InlineShapes.Count With .InlineShapes(i) .ScaleHeight = 60 .ScaleWidth = 60 End With Next i End With End Sub
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Where i put this code?
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save your money and run this macro: Credit to Dave Sub resizeimages() Dim i As Long With ActiveDocument For i = 1 To .InlineShapes.C ount With .InlineShapes(i ) .ScaleHeight = 60 .ScaleWidth = 60 End With Next i End With End Sub Excellent!!! You saved my money and my time. Thank you very much!
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