Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Chapter 6: Working with Graphics and Pictures
CHAPTER 6
Working with Graphics and Pictures
Working with Drawing Layers in Office
Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Inserting Pictures into Office Documents . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Making Your Pictures Look Great . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Finding and Using Clip Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Capturing and Inserting Screenshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Adding Shapes and Text Boxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Displaying Data Graphically with Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Adding SmartArt to Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Applying Text Effects with WordArt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Drawing with Ink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Using Office Themes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Effective communication of ideas often requires much more than verbal skills. With
Office 2010, you can easily add pictures and other types of graphics that make your
documents more visually appealing while at the same time supplanting the
proverbial thousand words.
We begin our exploration of the picture-handling capabilities of Office, naturally, with a
picture. Figure 6-1 shows the Insert tab on the ribbon in PowerPoint. The Insert tabs in
Word, Excel, and Outlook (and, to a lesser degree, OneNote) are quite similar, and this tab
is the starting point in each program for adding graphics and pictures to a document.
Figure 6-1 The Insert tab for each Office program has a few program-specific options (such
as Photo Album in this example from PowerPoint), but most options are found in all Office
programs.
In this chapter, we describe how to insert and modify each of the following types of
graphical objects:
Picture This option includes photographs, of course, but can also be used to insert
a file saved in any of numerous picture file formats. (See “Inserting Pictures into
Office Documents” on page 162.)
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