Creating Graphics & Diagrams in Word 2016 for Windows

Word 2016 (Windows)    |    Intermediate
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With Word 2016's graphics tools, you can create charts and diagrams to add visual impact to your documents. Learn how to build diagrams, insert customizable SmartArt graphics, and transform your data using different chart types.


  • Creating a diagram with shapes
    Arranging items on a page
    Using the selection pane
    Creating a drawing canvas
    Inserting a SmartArt graphic
  • Modifying a SmartArt graphic
    Inserting a chart
    Formatting your chart
    Labeling your chart
    Inserting an item from Excel


  • 8m 8s
    If you want to create a diagram in Word 2016, you are going to need to know how to use the application's shape tools. Among the various different predefined options available in the application are standard rectangle and ellipse forms, lines, and specific flowchart-orientated symbols and shapes. You can also insert connecting lines and arrows to join up your shapes. FREE ACCESS
  • 6m 10s
    If you want to ensure that the items you have inserted into your document appear correctly, you are going to need to know how to adjust their positioning and relationship. In Word 2016, you can change the layering and alignment of your objects. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Using the selection pane in Word 2016 for Windows
    4m 25s
    The selection pane, as the name suggests, allows you to select objects found in your document. Although unable to select plain text, you can use to select shapes or images that you have inserted, as well as rename or hide them from view. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Creating a drawing canvas in Word 2016 for Windows
    4m 36s
    If you want to be able to move a group of objects more easily around your document, you can create a drawing canvas which will allow you to format them together as a single group. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Inserting a SmartArt graphic in Word 2016 for Windows
    4m 43s
    The SmartArt tool is a really useful tool if you want to add a professional looking graphic to your Word 2016 document. These graphics are predefined shape-based diagrams, but they are also highly customizable and can be modified quickly and easily. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Modifying a SmartArt graphic in Word 2016 for Windows
    4m 33s
    Once you have inserted a piece of a SmartArt graphic, you will be able to customize it quickly and easily. Here you will see how to modify the positioning, colors, and styles with just a click. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Inserting a chart in Word 2016 for Windows
    4m 47s
    A good way of presenting data or statistics in your document is to use Word 2016's chart function. Using these tools, you can manage your data table and adjust your chart type without having to use a separate spreadsheet application. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Formatting your chart in Word 2016 for Windows
    6m 22s
    Once you have inserted your chart, you can adjust its formatting and appearance. You can, for example, use Word 2016 to change the layout of your chart elements, adjust your chart area background, and even apply a border effect to make your chart stand out in your document. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Labeling your chart in Word 2016 for Windows
    4m 58s
    Information labels can be added to your Word 2016 chart to help your reader understand what they are looking at. You can, for example, add titles to your axes, switch off data series labels, and format your legend. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Inserting an item from Excel in Word 2016 for Windows
    5m 54s
    If you have already created a chart or table using a spreadsheet program, you can quickly transfer that data into your Word 2016 document. Once you have finished importing these items into your document, you can modify them as you see fit. FREE ACCESS


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