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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® Office Word 2003 by Bill Camarda

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AutoShapes: Word's Library of Predrawn Shapes

You may find that you need more complicated shapes than are easily drawn manually. Fortunately, Word may have done much of the work for you, with AutoShapes. Word's AutoShapes collection gives you arrows, banners, callouts, and many other predrawn shapes, all of them easy to insert into your document and customize to your precise needs. Word provides these categories of predrawn AutoShapes:

  • Lines— Word's tools for creating free-form shapes and “scribbles.”

  • Connectors— Straight lines, angled lines, curly lines, and arrows that can help you neatly connect any shapes you've drawn.

  • Basic Shapes— Both 2D and 3D shapes, lightning bolts, suns, moons, hearts, smiley faces, and other commonly used shapes. ...

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