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Word: Drawing Tools

Type: Professional development.

Delivery method:  Demonstration or Workshop Demonstration icon.

Experience level:  Intermediate; for those with some experience Intermediate iconIntermediate icon

Length: 30 minutes.

Description:  Microsoft Word has many drawing features including shapes, smart art, charts, clip art and pictures. The drawing toolbar on a Mac can help you add basic shapes, lines, arrows and other graphics to your documents.  Using Word 2010 on a PC there is an Illustrations group on the Insert tab that allows you to add these graphics. Learn the features available in either program, including grouping, ungrouping, enhancing clip art, sizing, etc. This class will be taught in the latest versions of Word (2010 on the PC and 2011 for the Mac).

Prerequisites:  Understand the basics of Word.

Online options: View the recorded training from a previous online class.

Microsoft also provides free online training for Word 2010 (PC) here: and Word 2011 (Mac) here: with videos and courses. For Word 2013 (PC) go to You can view the new features of Word 2013 with hands-on examples by opening the program and then clicking on the Take a tour icon in the right-hand pane of the window. You can also get free training for Microsoft Office programs for the PC (limited Mac classes) via the Microsoft IT Academy. Instructions for setting up an account, logging on to the Microsoft IT Academy and a class list are available via the My CWU Links menu in MyCWU.

If you are interested in this class but don't see it on the HR Calendar, please fill out the wait list form and we'll contact you as soon as we can get the class scheduled.


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