Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Adding Great-Looking Graphics
If the style of the SmartArt list or diagram you select comes with more
sections than you need, you can delete the unused graphics by clicking them to
select them (indicated by the selection and rotation handles around it) and
then pressing the Delete key.
Formatting a SmartArt graphic
After you close the text pane attached to your SmartArt list or diagram, you
can still format its text and graphics. To format the text, select all the graphic
objects in the SmartArt list or diagram that need the same type of text
formatting. (Remember you can select several objects in the list or diagram by
holding down Ctrl as you click them.) Then click the appropriate command
buttons in the Font group on the Home tab of the Ribbon.
To refine or change the default formatting of the graphics in a SmartArt list
or diagram, you can use the Layouts, Change Colors, and SmartArt Styles
drop-down galleries available on the Design tab of the SmartArt Tools
✓ Click the More button in the Layouts group and then click a thumbnail
on the Layouts drop-down gallery to select an entirely new layout for
your SmartArt list or diagram.
✓ Click the Change Colors button in the SmartArt Styles group and then
click a thumbnail in the drop-down gallery to change the colors for
the current layout.
✓ Click the More button in the SmartArt Styles group and then click a
thumbnail on the SmartArt Styles drop-down gallery to select a new
style for the current layout using the selected colors.
Excel 2013 supports the creation of screenshot graphics of objects on your
Windows desktop that you can automatically insert into your worksheet.
To take a picture of a window open on the desktop or any other object on
it, select the Screenshot drop-down button in the Illustrations group of the
Ribbon’s Insert tab (Alt+NSC).
Excel then opens a drop-down menu that displays a thumbnail of available
screen shots (ones currently available) followed by the Screen Clipping item.
To take a picture of any portion of your Windows desktop, click the Screen
Clipping option (or press Alt+NSCC). Excel then automatically minimizes
the Excel program window on the Windows taskbar and then brightens the
screen and changes the mouse pointer or Touch Pointer to a thick black
cross. You can then use this pointer to drag an outline around the objects on
the Windows desktop you want to include in the screenshot graphic.