Leveraging SmartArt Graphics in the 2007 Microsoft Office System: Using Office 2007's New Business Diagramming Tools (Digital Short Cut) [NOOK Book]


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Microsoft provides a fantastic new business diagramming engine in PowerPoint 2007, Word 2007, and Excel 2007 in the form of SmartArt[TM] graphics. The new SmartArt[TM] graphics allow you to create process charts, radial charts, organization charts, and more.

Leverage the themes and styles Microsoft provides in Office 2007 or customize the art to make your own designs. This book covers all the ...

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Leveraging SmartArt Graphics in the 2007 Microsoft Office System: Using Office 2007's New Business Diagramming Tools (Digital Short Cut)

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This is the eBook version of the printed book.

Microsoft provides a fantastic new business diagramming engine in PowerPoint 2007, Word 2007, and Excel 2007 in the form of SmartArt[TM] graphics. The new SmartArt[TM] graphics allow you to create process charts, radial charts, organization charts, and more.

Leverage the themes and styles Microsoft provides in Office 2007 or customize the art to make your own designs. This book covers all the drawing tools in Microsoft Office 2007. Using SmartArt[TM], WordArt or Shapes, you can create eye-catching documents that will get noticed.

  • Dress up your next presentation with colorful business diagrams.
  • Create better documents in Word 2007, Excel 2007, and PowerPoint 2007.
  • Add glow, bevel, reflection with just a few mouse clicks.
  • Generate professional organization charts.
  • Design your own layouts: Don’t be stuck with what Microsoft shipped in the box.
  • Construct dynamic shapes with text calculated from Excel.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Creating SmartArt Graphics

Chapter 2: Modifying SmartArt Graphics

Chapter 3: Gallery of SmartArt Graphics for Lists

Chapter 4: Gallery of Process Charts

Chapter 5: Gallery of Cycle and Radial Charts

Chapter 6: Gallery of Relationship Charts

Chapter 7: Gallery of Hierarchy, Pyramid, and Matrix Charts

Chapter 8: Creating Organizational Charts

Chapter 9: Adding New SmartArt Graphic Layouts

Chapter 10: WordArt

Chapter 11: Shapes

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132713238
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 11/22/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 265
  • File size: 16 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Bill Jelen has been using spreadsheets since 1985. He launched

the MrExcel.com website in 1998. His team provides custom

Excel applications to clients around the world. You can see Bill as

a regular guest on Call for Help with Leo Laporte in Australia or

Canada or on Google Video. Bill produces a daily video podcast

about Excel. He also enjoys taking his show on the road, doing a

one- to two-hour Power Excel seminar anywhere a room full of

accountants or Excellers will show up.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 reating SmartArt Graphics

Introducing SmartArt Graphics

Elements Common Across Most SmartArt Diagrams

Inserting SmartArt Graphics in Excel

Creating SmartArt Graphics in Microsoft Office

PowerPoint 2007

Adding SmartArt Graphics on a New Slide

Adding SmartArt Graphics to an Existing Slide

Converting Existing PowerPoint Text to SmartArt Graphics

Creating SmartArt Graphics in Microsoft Word 2007

Creating SmartArt Graphics in the Body of an Outlook E-Mail Message

Adding and Removing Shapes with the Text Pane

Introducing the Ribbon

Types of Elements in the Ribbon

Using the Ribbon to Access Dialog Boxes

Using the Context Menu to Access Dialog Boxes

Choosing the Right Layout for Your Message

Changing an Existing SmartArt Graphic to a New Style

Finding a Layout in the Dialog Box

Next Steps

Chapter 2 Modifying SmartArt Graphics

Modifying Using Themes

Modifying Using the Design Ribbon

Modifying Using SmartArt Styles

Changing Colors

Changing Direction

Resetting to Defaults

Modifying Using the Format Ribbon

Waiting Until the End to Use the Format Ribbon

Converting the Entire Diagram to Shapes

Using the MiniBar to Change Text Formatting

Editing a Shape

Changing a Shape

Shape Styles

Shape Effects

WordArt Styles

Adding Pictures to Shapes

Using Picture Placeholder Shapes

Applying a Picture as Fill to Any Shape

Using Limited SmartArt Styles

Using the Selection Pane

Modifying the Size of the Overall Diagram

Next Steps

Chapter 3 Gallery of SmartArt Graphics for Lists

Bending and Picture Lists

Basic Block List

Bending Picture Accent List

Picture Caption List

Horizontal Picture List

Horizontal Lists

Horizontal Bullet List

Picture Accent List

Table List

Trapezoid List

Continuous Picture List

Stacked List

Vertical Lists

Vertical Box List

Vertical Bullet List

Vertical Picture Accent List

Vertical Picture List

Vertical Block List

Vertical Arrow List

Next Steps

Chapter 4 Gallery of Process Charts

Chevron Charts

Basic Chevron Process

Closed Chevron Process

Vertical Chevron List

Using List Process Layouts

Process List

Grouped List

Chevron List

Horizontal Process Styles

Basic Process

Accent Process

Continuous Arrow Process: The Big Arrow

Alternating Flow: The Dipsy-Doo

Process Arrows

Detailed Process

Continuous Block Process

Picture Accent Process

Basic Timeline

Bending Process Charts

Basic Bending Process

Circular Bending Process

Repeating Bending Process

Vertical Bending Process

Vertical Processes

Vertical Process

Segmented Process

Staggered Process

Next Steps

Chapter 5 Gallery of Cycle and Radial Charts

Cycle Charts

Text Cycle

Basic Cycle

Continuous Cycle

Cycle Matrix

Block Cycle

Nondirectional Cycle

Multidirectional Cycle

Segmented Cycle

Basic Pie Chart

Radial Charts

Basic Radial Chart

Radial List Chart

Radial Venn Chart

Converging Radial Chart

Diverging Radial Chart

Radial Cycle

Next Steps

Chapter 6 Gallery of Relationship Charts

Arrow Charts

Diverging Arrows Charts

Upward Arrow Charts

Counterbalance Arrows Charts

Opposing Arrows Charts

Converging Arrows Charts

Arrow Ribbon Charts

Equation, Funnel, Gear, and Balance Charts

Equation Charts

Vertical Equation Charts

Funnel Charts

Gear Charts

Balance Charts

Target or Venn Charts

Basic Target Charts

Nested Target Charts

Target List Charts

Basic Venn Charts

Stacked Venn Charts

Linear Venn Charts

Next Steps

Chapter 7 Gallery of Hierarchy, Pyramid, and Matrix Charts

Hierarchy Charts

Hierarchy Diagrams

Horizontal Hierarchy Charts

Hierarchy List Charts

Table Hierarchy Charts

Horizontal Labeled Hierarchy Charts

Labeled Hierarchy Charts

Pyramid Charts

Basic Pyramid

Pyramid List Diagram

Inverted Pyramid Diagram

Segmented Pyramid Diagram

Matrix Charts

Basic Matrix

Grid Matrix

Titled Matrix

Next Steps

Chapter 8 Creating Organization Charts

Creating an Organization Chart

Changing the Branch Layout

Using a Vertical Hanging Style for Middle Levels

Adding an Assistant

Showing Dotted Line Reporting Relationships

Next Steps

Chapter 9 Adding New SmartArt Graphics Layouts

Customizing Your First SmartArt Graphics Layout

Step 1: Finding a Similar Built-In Layout

Step 2: Creating an Office Document with the Built-In Layout

Step 3: Unzipping the Office Document

Step 4: Editing the Definition in Notepad

Step 5: Wrapping Layout1.xml in a .Glox File

Step 6: Copying the File to the Templates Folder

Step 7: Restarting Office and Using the Layout

Additional Easy Changes to the .Glo Specification

Changing the Height of the Shape

Changing the Rotation of the Shape

Removing the Image Placeholders from a Layout

Using Only Custom Layouts

List of Shapes Available in SmartArt Graphics Definitions

Next Steps

Chapter 10 WordArt

Using WordArt for Interesting Titles and Headlines

Adding WordArt to a Document

Controlling WordArt Options

Using the 30 WordArt Preset Text Effects

Using Text Transformations in WordArt

Controlling the Adjustment Handle in WordArt

Adding Shadow, Reflection, Glow, Bevel, and 3-D Rotation to WordArt

Controlling Bevel

Adjusting 3-D Rotation

Adding Pictures to WordArt

Converting Chart Titles to WordArt

Using Text Boxes to Flow Long Text Passages in Excel

Next Steps

Chapter 11 Shapes

Overview of Shapes

Inserting a Shape: The Basics

Forcing Ovals to Circles and Rectangles to Squares

Forcing Shapes to Fit Cells in Excel Using the Alt Key

Drawing a Shape from the Center Using Ctrl

Making New Shapes by Flipping

Rotating Shapes

Making New Shapes Using the Adjustment Handle

Resizing Shapes

Copying Shapes

Moving Shapes

Aligning Shapes

Case Study: Aligning Nine Shapes

Creating Custom Shapes

Accessing Hidden Shapes

Formatting Shapes

Defining the Format for Additional Shapes

Adding Words to a Shape

Formatting Text in Shapes

Formatting Text as WordArt

Displaying the Results of a Formula in a Shape

Connecting Shapes with Connectors

Using Red Handles for Connectors

Changing Arrows on a Line

Selecting Multiple Shapes in Excel

Grouping Multiple Shapes

Tables of Available Shapes

Adding Formulas to SmartArt Diagrams

Next Steps


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