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Using Microsoft Word 2010 by Mike Miller, Tim Huddleston

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14. Working with Charts and Diagrams

Charts and diagrams can convey complex information in a small space, while making a document more attractive. This chapter introduces Word’s built-in charting and diagramming features, and shows you how to build and modify these kinds of graphics.

Even though you can say and do a lot with text, words alone aren’t always the best way to present certain kinds of information. It can take a lot of words to describe the sales results of several business units over a period of time, for example, or to explain a company’s workflow process. When you need to convey such information, a chart or diagram can do it concisely while adding visual impact to your document.

Charts and diagrams are very common in business ...

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