My colleague and I used to have a very complex way of inserting an image into a shape. While I was listing all these steps for my new blogpost, I came to realize that this complex process did not meet the standard MS Office usability. My hunch was confirmed when I searched for an easy method of working and found one! I’m glad to share this shorter method with you.
Insert a shape (to do so: go to the tab ‘insert’ > ‘shapes’), go to the contextual tab ‘drawing tools’, click on the dropdown menu ‘shape fill’ and choose ‘picture’. Select the picture you like to insert.
Now the image is in the shape, but does look stretched or squashed and may not positioned the way you want.
To fix this, there’s just one more small thing to do: select the shape, go to the contextual tab ‘picture tools’, go to the crop function and choose ‘fill‘ in the drop-down menu. Now the dimensions of your picture are respected and you can position the picture as you prefer.
Based on MS Office 2013