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Getting Acquainted with Word’s Drawing Features

Semantically, it might sound odd that you can draw in Word, but drawing capabilities have been steadily evolving in Word throughout the last few versions. As an experienced Word user, you’re probably familiar with the basic drawing tasks you can perform in Word, such as creating lines and inserting shapes. In Word 2003, the drawing capabilities continue to be an integral part of the application. But, as you know, Word is designed to be a document creation program, not a painting program. Therefore, you should expect some drawing limitations in Word, and you should use a true painting program to create detailed graphics. On the other hand, the Word drawing tools are advanced enough to be extremely handy when you want to create particular types of drawings, including the following:

  • Arrows or connection lines

  • Simple iconlike illustrations

  • Schematic office or room layout illustrations

  • Diagrams, flowcharts, and organizational charts (see Chapter 14, “Showcasing Data with Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams”)

  • Images created by combining regular shapes, such as squares, ovals, and lines

  • Splash starbursts and shapes containing text blocks

  • Stylized WordArt text


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