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Insert and Modify Diagrams in Microsoft Word 2016

Practice tasks

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The practice files for these tasks are located in the Word2016SBS\Ch07 folder. You can save the results of the tasks in the same folder.

Create diagrams

Open the CreateDiagrams document, and then perform the following tasks:

  1. Position the cursor below the existing page title.
  2. Open the Choose a SmartArt Graphic dialog box, and review the available layouts. Click any layout that interests you to display information about it in the right pane.
  3. Display the Cycle category of layouts. Click the Hexagon Radial layout, and then click OK to create the diagram in the document.
  4. If the Text pane for the SmartArt graphic isn’t already open, open it. Notice that the Text pane displays two levels of bullets. The first-level bullet populates the center hexagon and the second-level bullets populate the six surrounding hexagons.
  5. In the Text pane, select the first bullet and then enter My Health. The words appear in the center hexagon.
  6. In the Text pane, select the second bullet, enter Physical, and then press the Down Arrow key to move to the third bullet. The word appears in one of the outer hexagons.
  7. Repeat step 6 to enter Mental and Emotional in the next two hexagons.
  8. In the diagram, click one of the empty outer hexagon shapes to select it, and then click it again to activate the text insertion point. In the hexagon, enter Financial.
  9. Repeat step 8 to enter Social and Spiritual in the final two outer hexagons.
  10. Save and close the document.

Modify diagrams

Open the ModifyDiagrams document, and then perform the following tasks:

  1. The Balance diagram on the page displays balance scales with up to four shapes stacked on each side. Select the Balance diagram. If the Text pane doesn’t automatically open, open it.
  2. In the Text pane, click at the end of the word Family, and then press Enter to create a new second-level bullet and add a corresponding shape to the diagram. Notice that with three shapes on each side, the scale moves to show that the two sides are balanced.
  3. In the new shape, enter Sports.
  4. In the diagram, click the Job shape to select it.
  5. From the Design tool tab, add a shape to the Work side of the diagram. In the new shape, enter Household management. Notice that the scale tips to show that there are more shapes on the Work side.
  6. In the diagram, select the word Life. From the Format tool tab, apply a WordArt style of your choice. Then apply a WordArt style to the word Work.
  7. Select the entire diagram. On the Design tool tab, display the Change Colors gallery, and click the thumbnail of the color and pattern you want to use.
  8. Display the SmartArt Styles gallery. Point to each of the thumbnails to display a live preview of the style. Then apply the style you like best.
  9. Open the Text pane, and move the Troop leader and Coach shapes from the Work side of the diagram to the Life side. Notice that when there is more content than the shape supports, the unused content is dimmed and preceded by an X.
  10. Select the diagram and expand the Layouts gallery. Point to each of the other layouts to find one that you can use to illustrate this same information. Click the layout you like best.
  11. Experiment with any other modifications you’d like to make to the diagram.
  12. Save and close the document.

Create picture diagrams

Open the CreatePictograms document, and then perform the following tasks:

  1. Position the cursor below the existing page title.
  2. Open the Choose a SmartArt Graphic dialog box, and click the Picture category.
  3. Click any picture diagram layout that interests you to display information about it in the right pane.
  4. Click the Bending Picture Blocks layout, and then click OK to insert the diagram in the document.
  5. Populate the diagram by inserting the Chickens, Penguins, and Tiger pictures from the practice file folder into the picture placeholders.
  6. Enter the corresponding animal names next to the pictures.
  7. Add a shape to the diagram. Insert the Fish picture and corresponding name in the new shape.
  8. Select the four shapes that contain animal names. From the Format tool tab for SmartArt, apply a different shape style.
  9. Close the Text pane, and then click the Tiger picture. From the Format tool tab for pictures, crop the picture so that the animal fills the width of the picture shape.
  10. Make any other improvements to the graphics that you want.
  11. From the Design tool tab, apply a color set and effects of your choice.
  12. Save and close the document.