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Using Tables, Charts, and Graphics in Word 2007

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By using the tabular and charting utilities of Microsoft Office Word 2007, you can format, sort, and analyze your data with ease. In Word 2007, you can insert a table by selecting its layout from a list of preformatted tables, or by selecting the number of columns and rows that you require. You can insert a table into your regular document layout, or you can nest it within another table for increased complexity. There may also be times when you need to insert Excel data or charts into a Word document, and Word 2007 enables you to do so with a few simple steps. This course demonstrates how to create, format, and modify Word 2007 tables, including inserting and deleting table elements, resizing tables, merging and splitting cells, sorting data, using simple formulas, as well as converting a table to text. Methods of inserting, linking, and embedding Excel objects in Word documents are explained in this course, in addition to inserting and formatting charts.

Target Audience
Personnel at all levels of the enterprise; end-users seeking to attain competency in Word 2007; end-users seeking to obtain Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification at Core level in the use of Microsoft Word 2007; end-users seeking a basic IT certification such as ECDL/ ICDL3, or an equivalent.

The Microsoft Office 2007: Beginning Word learning path; familiarity with the Microsoft Windows environment and some experience of using Microsoft Office; competency in the use of Microsoft Word; an understanding of the Internet and web-page functionality, as well as an understanding of the process of web-page creation, would be an advantage

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Using Tables, Charts, and Graphics in Word 2007

  • insert a table
  • create a table
  • format a table
  • display or hide gridlines
  • convert text to a table or vice versa
  • add a cell, row, or column to a table
  • merge cells in a table
  • sort table contents
  • create a table from the built in options in Word
  • modify and format a table
  • sort the contents of a table
  • create and format a table in Word
  • embed a selection from an Excel worksheet in a Word document
  • distinguish between linked and embedded objects
  • link to an Excel worksheet in a Word document
  • insert a chart into a Word document
  • paste an Excel chart into Word
  • insert an Excel worksheet as a linked object into a Word document
  • insert an Excel chart into a Word document
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