Creating Graphics & Diagrams in Word 2019 for Windows

Word 2019 (Windows)    |    Intermediate
  • 8 videos | 31m 18s
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Word 2019's graphics tools allow users to create charts and diagrams to add visual impact to documents. This 8-video course demonstrates how to build diagrams, insert customizable SmartArt graphics, and transform data by using different chart types. Key topics covered here include how to use the Selection Pane to manage the objects in your document; how to organize your objects from the Selection Pane by reordering them or get a clear overview by hiding or showing certain objects; and how to create a drawing canvas, which provides a great way to group several shapes or objects. Once placed inside a canvas, several objects can then be treated as one large object. Observe how to insert a SmartArt graphic, by using the Word tool to add a professional-looking graphic to a document; these graphics are predefined shape-based diagrams, but are also highly customizable. Then learn how to format your SmartArt graphic to make it stand out with different shapes, styles, and text effects. In order to practice what you have learned, you will find the Word document named Word 2019 for Windows: Creating Graphics & Diagrams Exercise as well as the associated materials in the Resources section.


  • create a diagram with shapes
    create a custom shape
    arrange items on a page
    use the selection pane
  • create a drawing canvas
    insert SmartArt graphics
    modify SmartArt graphics
    format SmartArt graphics


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    1.  Creating a diagram with shapes in Word 2019 for Windows
    5m 34s
    If you want to create a diagram in Word, 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… FREE ACCESS
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    2.  Creating a custom shape in Word 2019 for Windows
    2m 37s
    If you have a custom shape in mind, you can use the freeform shape option in Word. See how to insert, edit and format a custom shape in Word. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Arranging items on a page in Word 2019 for Windows
    4m 29s
    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, you can change the layering and… FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Using the selection pane in Word 2019 for Windows
    3m 39s
    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… FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Creating a drawing canvas in Word 2019 for Windows
    3m 28s
    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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    6.  Inserting a SmartArt graphic in Word 2019 for Windows
    3m 53s
    The SmartArt tool is a really useful tool if you want to add a professional looking graphic to your Word document. These graphics are predefined shape-based diagrams, but they are also highly customizable and can be… FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Modifying a SmartArt graphic in Word 2019 for Windows
    4m 12s
    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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    8.  Formatting a SmartArt graphic in Word 2019 for Windows
    3m 27s
    In order to help you SmartArt graphic stand out you can adjust the formatting. See how to change the shape style and add text effects to graphic elements in your Word document. FREE ACCESS


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