Insert and modify diagrams in Microsoft Word 2016


This chapter from Microsoft Word 2016 Step By Step guides you through procedures related to creating diagrams, modifying diagrams, and creating picture diagrams in Microsoft Word 2016.

In this chapter

      • Create diagrams
      • Modify diagrams
      • Create picture diagrams

Practice files

For this chapter, use the practice files from the Word2016SBS\Ch07 folder. For practice file download instructions, see the introduction.

Diagrams are graphics that convey information. Business documents often include diagrams to clarify concepts, describe processes, and show hierarchical relationships. Word 2016 includes a powerful diagramming feature called SmartArt that you can use to create diagrams directly in your documents. By using these dynamic diagram templates, you can produce eye-catching and interesting visual representations of information.

SmartArt graphics can illustrate many different types of concepts. Although they consist of collections of shapes, SmartArt graphics are merely visual containers for information stored as bulleted lists. You can also incorporate pictures and other images to create truly spectacular, yet divinely professional, diagrams.

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