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Microsoft Excel 2010 In Depth by Bill Jelen

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34. Using SmartArt, Shapes, WordArt, and Text Boxes

Images and artwork provide an interesting visual break from tables of numbers in Excel 2010. Office 2010 provides four elements that can be used to illustrate a workbook:

SmartArt—SmartArt is a collection of similar shapes, arranged to imply a process, groups, or a hierarchy. In legacy version of Excel, SmartArt was known as Diagrams. As in the past, you can add new shapes, reverse the order of shapes, and change the color of shapes. Office 2010 includes a text editor that allows for Level 1 and Level 2 text for each shape in a diagram. Many styles of SmartArt include the capability to add a small picture or logo to each shape.

Shapes—Interesting shapes can be added to a document. Shapes ...

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