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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2003 by Read Gilgen

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Chapter 7. Creating Drawing Objects

In this chapter

  • Find out why and how to use the Drawing toolbar

  • Learn how to add lines and closed shapes

  • See what AutoShapes are and why you use them

  • Discover how to add fancy lines, colors, and fills to drawings

  • Learn how to combine drawings for more effective slides

  • Learn about fancy text using WordArt

Sometimes less is more. In Chapter 6, “Working with Graphic Objects,” you learned how to insert clip art and bitmap images. But sometimes all you really need is a simple graphic element to highlight, emphasize, or point to something you’re trying to show onscreen. You don’t need complex images to do it. All you need is a box, an arrow, or a line.

This chapter explores the use of the Draw feature, which also happens ...

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