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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office XP by Woody Leonhard, Ed Bott

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Using Office Drawing Tools

Every version of Office XP includes an assortment of applications designed to help you insert, edit, and manage graphics. But some surprisingly powerful graphics tools are built directly into Office, and you can access them directly in Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint (and, to a lesser extent, FrontPage). With a few clicks you can insert one of six basic prebuilt diagrams, each with many options. With the help of the Drawing toolbar, you can add geometric shapes, lines, arrows, and text boxes to a document, worksheet, or presentation, and then add colors, shadows, and backgrounds to create images with impact. These aren't simple one-dimensional shapes, either—you can stretch, layer, and combine Office AutoShapes ...

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