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Chapter 20. The Graphics Programs of Off... > Lines and Shapes: The Drawing Toolba...

20.4. Lines and Shapes: The Drawing Toolbar

Even with the immense variety of AutoShapes and WordArt, some days you just need to unleash your creative spirit. With Office's drawing tools, you can draw free-form lines and shapes and combine them with arrows and AutoShapes to build your own masterpieces.

To get started, summon the Drawing toolbar by choosing View Toolbars Drawing, or by right-clicking on the line dividing the toolbars and then selecting Drawing. Click the Line, Rectangle, or Lines toolbar icon, as shown in Figure 20-4. Choose a line type from the Line Style pop-up menu; then drag in your document to place the line, rectangle, or shape you've selected from the Lines pop-up button. (As with AutoShapes and WordArt, lines lie on top of text in Word—and are invisible in Normal view—unless you wrap them around the text, as described on page 156.)


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