Introduction

The Microsoft Office suite is all about communication. Whether you are typing a letter in Word, preparing a presentation in PowerPoint, or completing a report in Excel, you are trying to communicate some information to another person.

For the first time in a decade, Microsoft customers have amazing new features available to them in Microsoft Office 2007. The programs have been completely rewritten from the ground up. Among the new features, they share a new common charting engine, replacing the ancient-looking charts that the Microsoft Graph engine provided. In addition, people using Word, PowerPoint, or Excel have access to a fantastic new diagramming technology that Microsoft dubs SmartArt Graphics.

SmartArt Graphics—or something ...

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