Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Book VIII: Working with Charts and Graphics
Contents at a Glance
Chapter 1: Creating a Chart....................................585
The Basics: Creating a Chart ...................................................................... 585
Choosing the Right Chart ........................................................................... 587
Providing the Raw Data for Your Chart .................................................... 588
Positioning Your Chart in a Workbook, Page, or Slide ........................... 590
Changing a Chart’s Appearance ................................................................ 591
Saving a Chart as a Template So That You Can Use It Again ................. 597
Chart Tricks for the Daring and Heroic .................................................... 598
Troubleshooting a Chart ............................................................................ 601
Chapter 2: Making a SmartArt Diagram .........................603
The Basics: Creating SmartArt Diagrams ................................................. 603
Creating the Initial Diagram ....................................................................... 605
Changing the Size and Position of a Diagram ........................................... 607
Laying Out the Diagram Shapes ................................................................. 608
Handling the Text on Diagram Shapes ...................................................... 614
Changing a Diagram’s Direction ................................................................ 615
Choosing a Look for Your Diagram ........................................................... 616
Changing the Appearance of Diagram Shapes ......................................... 617
Creating a Diagram from Scratch .............................................................. 620
Chapter 3: Handling Graphics, Photos, and Clip Art ..............623
All about Picture File Formats ................................................................... 623
Inserting a Picture in an Office File ........................................................... 627
Touching Up a Picture ................................................................................ 631
Compressing Pictures to Save Disk Space ............................................... 639
Chapter 4: Drawing and Manipulating Lines,
Shapes, and Other Objects ....................................641
The Basics: Drawing Lines, Arrows, and Shapes ..................................... 642
Handling Lines, Arrows, and Connectors ................................................. 643
Handling Rectangles, Ovals, Stars, and Other Shapes ............................ 648
WordArt for Embellishing Letters and Words ......................................... 651
Manipulating Lines, Shapes, Art, Text Boxes, and Other Objects ......... 652
Changing an Object’s Size and Shape ....................................................... 656
Changing an Object’s Color, Outline Color, and Transparency ............ 657
Moving and Positioning Objects ................................................................ 662
 
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