Microsoft Office Word 2010 Graphics 2

Microsoft Office Word 2010
Graphics 2
Enable Live Preview
Live Preview enables you to see the results of a formatting change before committing to the change.
When you place the mouse pointer over a button, the page displays the results of clicking that button.
To enable Live Preview, click the File tab, then click Options in the File
menu. The checkbox to enable or disable Live Preview is in the General
Insert Shapes (rectangles, stars, flowchart symbols, arrows, lines, etc.)
On the Insert Ribbon, click the Shapes button in the Illustrations group. A
gallery of shapes appears (right). Click the desired shape. Press the left
mouse button and drag at an angle on the page to draw shape the desired
size, or click once to insert a standard-sized shape (approximately one inch).
Working with Shapes
Rotation Handle
Resize Handle –
maintains the
original aspect
Resize Handle
(change either
height or width)
Handle – drag to
distort shape
In addition to corner, edge and
rotation handles, some Shapes have
adjustment handles, which are
yellow and diamond-shaped. These
control the shape of the shape,
making its curves and angles more
or less exaggerated.
Adjust Formatting and effects (shadows
and 3-D effects from the Drawing Tools
Format Ribbon.
Add text to a Shape by right-clicking it and choosing Add Text on the pop-up menu.
Word will add a transparent text box on top of the Shape into which you may type.
The Drawing Tools Format Ribbon
Set a Default Format for Shapes
To create several Shapes with the same formatting, create the first one and set its formatting, then
right-click it and select Set as Default Shape from the pop-up menu. New Shapes in the current
document will have matching formatting.
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Insert a WordArt graphic (fancy lettering)
1. On the Insert Ribbon, click the WordArt button in the Text
group. A gallery of style choices appears as a drop-down
2. Click a style from the gallery. A box appears, containing the phrase
“Your text here” in the style you selected. Type your desired text [the box grows to
accommodate it], and then click outside the box. Your text will appear in the style you
Working with WordArt
Change the WordArt to a
different preset style by
selecting the text and
choosing a new style from the
style gallery in the WordArt Styles
group on the Drawing Tools Format
The Text Fill and Text Outline buttons
to the right of the style gallery let you
change the interior and outline colors
of WordArt lettering.
The Text Effects button lets you add
features like shadows, reflections and 3-D illusions such as
bevels. You can also shape the lettering into a circle, a wave or
other shapes by choosing Transform at the bottom of the Text
Effects menu.
Modify letter spacing and line spacing as you would ordinary
text, using the tools in the Font and Paragraph groups on the
Home Ribbon.
About Text Boxes
Text Boxes are containers for text that can be positioned anywhere on the page. They are used for
picture captions, as sidebars and pull-quotes in newsletters, and as placeholders in user-completed
forms. [WordArt is a specialized kind of text box.]
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[Type a quote from the
document or the summary of
an interesting point. You can
position the text box anywhere
in the document. Use the Text
Box Tools tab to change the
formatting of the pull quote
text box.]
Graphics 2
Insert a Text Box
On the Insert Ribbon, click the Text Box button in the Text group. A
gallery of formatted text boxes appears; click one to choose it.
Text boxes are created with standard placeholder text in them. Click
the text to select it, and then type your own text.
To insert a plain, unformatted text box, choose “Draw Text Box” at
the bottom of the gallery. Plain text boxes are created without
placeholder text.
Click either of the dialog box launchers on
the Drawing Tools Format Ribbon and choose
Text Box from the list at the left. These tools
let you control text wrapping and set the
internal margins of the text box, increasing or
decreasing the amount of empty space around
the outside of the text box.
About the Drawing Canvas
The Drawing Canvas places a boundary around
your drawing objects. Objects in the drawing
canvas can easily be moved and resized as a
single unit. This can be more flexible than
repeatedly grouping and ungrouping several
objects while creating a design.
Insert a new Drawing Canvas
Click where you want the new drawing canvas to be inserted. On the Insert Ribbon, click Shapes, and
choose New Drawing Canvas from the bottom of the list.
Working with the Drawing Canvas
Format the Drawing Canvas using tools on
the Drawing Tools Format Ribbon. (The
drawing canvas shown has been given an
outline so it can be seen; normally they are
invisible and have no edge lines.)
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About Connectors
In the Drawing Canvas, some of the shapes in the Lines group behave as connectors: instead of being
freely positioned anywhere on the canvas, connectors snap to certain points on the edges of existing
shapes. Once connectors have snapped into place, their ends will remain anchored to those points even
when the shapes are moved.
Adding a Connector
1. Create two or more graphics and position them on a
Drawing Canvas.
2. Insert a new Shape and choose one of the connector lines (circled above).
3. Move the mouse pointer close to either graphic; connection points will appear
in red.
4. Drag the mouse from one connection point to another; the connector line will appear, capped with
red dots at the ends. (Unconnected connector ends are capped with green dots.)
Note: To stop a connector snapping to a connection point , hold the Alt key while drawing or moving it.
Arranging multiple graphics
Individual graphics behave as if they exist on separate
transparent layers. When graphics overlap each other, the first
one you created appears on the bottom of the stack, with more
recent items on top.
To bring an item up one or more layers in the stack, select the graphic you are
interested in and click the arrow beside the Bring Forward button in the
Arrange group. Choose Bring Forward to move the graphic one layer upward,
or Bring to Front to move it to the top of the stack. Similarly, to move items
down in the stack, use the Send Backward button.
To align graphics with respect to one another, select the graphics, then click
the Align button in the Arrange group. Choose the desired alignment. To align
the graphics relative to an element of the page itself, choose Align to Page,
Align to Margin or Align to Canvas before selecting the desired alignment.
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