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Office 2013 Bible: The Comprehensive Tutorial Resource by Faithe Wempen, Dick Kusleika, Michael Alexander, John Walkenbach, Lisa A. Bucki

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Chapter 9

Adding Tables and Graphics to a Document

IN THIS CHAPTER

Creating tables

Using table styles and applying other table formatting and design settings

Handling tables, rows, columns, and cells

Adding shapes

Including and formatting pictures in your document

Creating WordArt

Adding and formatting SmartArt

Arranging graphics

Using the Selection Pane to work with object visibility

Tables and SmartArt enable you to illustrate data and processes in documents. They’re extremely flexible and easy to create and manipulate. You can further illustrate a document with shapes, WordArt, and pictures, including thousands of royalty-free images offered online at Office.com. Thanks to numerous galleries, it’s easy to create professional graphics of all sorts quickly and with minimal effort. Live Preview also comes into play when you work with table and graphic formatting. This chapter teaches you about these features in Word.

Getting a Quick Start with Quick Tables

The quickest way to create a table in Word is to use one that already exists. It might not be exactly what you want, but it often will be closer to what you want and save you a lot of formatting and setup versus creating a table from scratch. It helps if you can see a picture, of course, and Word 2013 includes a Quick Tables gallery from which you can select a predefined table to insert in the current document. After you click to position the insertion point at the location where you want to insert the table, click the Insert ...

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