Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Next, Outlook inserts a chart in the message and opens, in Excel, a worksheet with some dummy
data in it, as shown in Figure 6.8. At this point you can do one or more of the following:
n Delete the dummy data and type in your own data.
n Copy data from another workbook and paste it in.
n Expand or contract the data range by dragging the lower-right corner of the blue outline
(only the data in the outlined range will be included in the chart).
As you work, the chart in the message will be updated to reflect your changes.
FIGURE 6.8
Editing the data for the chart.
When have finished editing/entering your data, you can close Excel (with or without saving the
data as your needs dictate). The chart will be in your message as shown in Figure 6.9. You can
complete the message and send it, or you can make changes to the chart format and layout by
right-clicking the chart and selecting commands from the popup menu (a topic beyond the scope
of this topic).
Shapes
Outlook’s Shape feature lets you insert a wide variety of shapes into an email message. Each shape
is inserted as an image, and that’s how it will appear to the message recipient. Figure 6.10 shows an
email message with a couple of shapes in it.
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