IN THIS CHAPTER
Using table styles and applying other table formatting and design settings
Handling tables, rows, columns, and cells
Including and formatting pictures in your document
Adding and formatting SmartArt
Using the Selection Pane to work with object visibility
Tables and SmartArt enable you to illustrate data and processes in documents. They’re extremely flexible and easy to create and manipulate. You can further illustrate a document with shapes, WordArt, and pictures, including thousands of royalty-free images offered online at Office.com. Thanks to numerous galleries, it’s easy to create professional graphics of all sorts quickly and with minimal effort. Live Preview also comes into play when you work with table and graphic formatting. This chapter teaches you about these features in Word.
The quickest way to create a table in Word is to use one that already exists. It might not be exactly what you want, but it often will be closer to what you want and save you a lot of formatting and setup versus creating a table from scratch. It helps if you can see a picture, of course, and Word 2013 includes a Quick Tables gallery from which you can select a predefined table to insert in the current document. After you click to position the insertion point at the location where you want to insert the table, click the Insert ...