12. SmartArt, WordArt, and Pictures

This chapter will show you how to insert SmartArt, WordArt and Pictures onto your sheets.

You can add a little pizzazz to your workbooks by using graphic text and images. This chapter introduces you to SmartArt, which combines graphics and text to depict ideas, WordArt to twist colorful text, and the Picture tools you can use to manipulate imported images.


SmartArt is a collection of similar shapes, arranged to imply a process, groups, or a hierarchy. You can add text to SmartArt shapes, and for some shapes, include a small picture or logo. Excel 2010 has more than 130 available diagrams, grouped into eight categories of SmartArt:

List—Designs for nonsequential lists of information.

Process— ...

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