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Excel® 2013 In Depth by Bill Jelen

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34. Using SmartArt, Shapes, WordArt, and Text Boxes

Images and artwork provide an interesting visual break from tables of numbers in Excel 2013. Office 2013 provides four elements that you can use to illustrate a workbook:

SmartArt—SmartArt is a collection of similar shapes, arranged to imply a process, groups, or a hierarchy. You can add new shapes, reverse the order of shapes, and change the color of shapes. SmartArt includes a text editor that allows for Level 1 and Level 2 text for each shape in a diagram. Many styles of SmartArt include the capability to add a small picture or logo to each shape.

Shapes—You can add interesting shapes to a document. Shapes can contain words. In fact, shapes are the only art objects in which the words ...

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