Illustrating Email in Outlook 2013 for Windows

Outlook 2013 (Windows)    |    Beginner
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There are a number of elements that you can insert into your emails. Learn how to insert and format images, shapes, tables, charts, and SmartArt graphics, and how to insert hyperlinks and documents in the body of emails.


  • Inserting hyperlinks
    Inserting an image
    Formatting your image
    Creating a title
    Inserting shapes
    Inserting a table
  • Formatting your table
    Inserting a SmartArt graphic
    Formatting your SmartArt graphic
    Inserting a chart
    Formatting your chart
    Inserting an object


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    Hyperlinks can be used to quickly access a website, email address or existing location in your email. In Outlook 2013, inserting a full website address will automatically create a hyperlink. You can however also customize your hyperlinks and adjust the text elements that they are associated with. FREE ACCESS
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    Outlook 2013 allows you to insert images into the body of your email. These images can be taken from your hard drive, from your SkyDrive user space, the Office online image library, or even from your Flickr account. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Formatting your image in Outlook 2013 for Windows
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    The image that you have inserted into your Outlook 2013 email can be adapted and formatted. You can, for example, adjust its brightness and dimensions, and you can even apply special effects and color changes to make it stand out. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Creating a title in Outlook 2013 for Windows
    4m 26s
    When creating a document, the title is extremely important as it is the text element that is seen first. In Outlook 2013, you can use the WordArt tools to create an attractive and professional-looking title. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Inserting shapes in Outlook 2013 for Windows
    6m 32s
    You can create diagrams in your emails by using the shape tools available in Outlook 2013. Once you have inserted your shapes, you can adjust their appearance and formatting styles. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Inserting a table in Outlook 2013 for Windows
    6m 12s
    If you have data entries that you want to present in your email, you can use a table. In Outlook 2013, there are a number of different ways of inserting your table. You can specify the number of columns and rows you want, draw your own table, and even resize cells that you have already added. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Formatting your table in Outlook 2013 for Windows
    Once you have inserted a table into your email in Outlook 2013, you can begin formatting it. You can apply color styles, insert new lines and columns, and even adjust the shading and background style for individual cells. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Inserting a SmartArt graphic in Outlook 2013 for Windows
    5m 34s
    SmartArt graphics are a new addition to the Outlook client and can be used to create formatted and professional-looking diagrams to present your data. Outlook 2013 features a large number of predefined SmartArt graphics to choose from. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Formatting your SmartArt graphic in Outlook 2013 for Windows
    5m 34s
    Once you have inserted your SmartArt graphic, you can customize it. In Outlook 2013, you can adjust the color settings, the shape styles, and even add and remove elements that you no longer need. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Inserting a chart in Outlook 2013 for Windows
    4m 54s
    Charts are very useful if you want to present data entries or statistics that you have collected. In Outlook 2013, you can very easily insert a new chart using the integrated Excel 2013 component. This means that you can modify it directly without having to open an external application. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Formatting your chart in Outlook 2013 for Windows
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    The charts that you have inserted into your Outlook 2013 email can be formatted and customized. You can apply quick styles, change the color settings, and even add and remove labels. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Inserting an object in Outlook 2013 for Windows
    5m 10s
    If you have a document that you want to insert into your Outlook 2013 email, you can insert it as an object. This saves you from having to copy and paste the data or even manually reentering it into your email. Inserting a document as an object also means you can avoid including the entire document as an attachment. FREE ACCESS


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