Creating Graphics & Diagrams in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows

Word Microsoft 365 (Windows)    |    Intermediate
  • 8 videos | 31m 17s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
Likes 61 Likes 61
Learners can explore graphic tools available in Word for Office 365 to create charts and diagrams in this 8-video course. You will learn how to create custom charts and flow charts with shapes, using Word's preset charts and shapes, and how to custom freehand a shape. Then you will learn how to create, format, and edit custom shapes. You will learn how to arrange individual items on a page manually, or align several items at once. Next, the course demonstrates how to use the Selection Pane to organize objects in a document, and to hide or show certain objects. Then learn how to use a drawing canvas to group several objects or shapes, and how the canvas can be treated as one large object. The course demonstrates for learners how the SmartArt tool can be used to add professional-looking graphics to documents. You will learn how to customize shapes, and how to create a graphic that can display names, roles, and pictures. Finally, learn how to change positioning, colors, and styles of graphics.


  • creating a diagram with shapes in your document
    create a custom shape in your document
    arrange items on a page in your document
    use the document's selection pane
  • create a drawing canvas in your document
    create and insert a SmartArt graphic
    modify a SmartArt graphic in your document
    format a SmartArt graphic in your document


  • 5m 31s
    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 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
  • 2m 53s
    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
  • Locked
    3.  Arranging items on a page in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    3m 55s
    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 alignment of your objects. FREE ACCESS
  • Locked
    4.  Using the selection pane in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    3m 37s
    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
  • Locked
    5.  Creating a drawing canvas in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    3m 45s
    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
  • Locked
    6.  Inserting a SmartArt graphic in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    3m 46s
    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 modified quickly and easily. FREE ACCESS
  • Locked
    7.  Modifying a SmartArt graphic in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    4m 20s
    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
  • Locked
    8.  Formatting a SmartArt graphic in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    3m 32s
    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


Skillsoft is providing you the opportunity to earn a digital badge upon successful completion on some of our courses, which can be shared on any social network or business platform.

Digital badges are yours to keep, forever.