Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Click Line Style in the left pane and choose 8 from the
Width drop-down menu.
Click Line and choose White from the Color pop-up
menu to change the lines color to white.
Move the white lines to fit on top of the black 12-point
lines by clicking and dragging or pressing the arrow keys
(see Figure 7-18).
Import clip art or any images to enhance the appearance
of your map by clicking the Insert tab and click the Clip
Art tool. From the Clip Art task pane, select a clip art
For more information on working with clip art, see Chapter 9.
Figure 7-18: The finished map
Click the Text Box button on the Insert tab and drag
open a rectangle to create a text placeholder. Repeat,
adding text placeholders as needed, and type the text to
describe the street names (see Figure 7-18).
As an alternative to creating duplicate sets of lines, you can change
the Format Shape of lines to a compound type of line style. Open
the Format Shape dialog box after creating a line and click Line
Style in the left pane. Open the Compound Type drop-down menu
in the right pane and select a line style that appears similar to the
lines drawn in this exercise. The advantage of this method is that
you can create a map-type drawing much faster. The disadvantages
are that you have no control over the line width on the edges, and
you can’t create intersections with the same appearances as
described in the preceding steps.