11. Using SmartArt Diagrams and Shapes

Images and artwork provide an interesting visual break from tables of numbers. Excel 2007 introduced a new array of business diagrams called SmartArt. Whereas Excel 2003 offered 6 types of business diagrams, SmartArt in Excel 2013 offers 200 types. These diagrams communicate messages about your organization and processes.

The Office team envisioned that SmartArt would be most popular in PowerPoint presentations, so SmartArt is designed for static messages. Later in this chapter, ...

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