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Microsoft Office 2008

Office Drawing Toolbar

Using the Office drawing tools is an easy way to enhance any document. Whether you are inserting images or adding shapes and 3-D effects, the Office drawing tools make it easy for any user. This document gives instructions on how to access the Drawing toolbar and defines the toolbar options available in Office 2008.

return to topAccessing the Drawing Toolbar

The View menu gives the option of viewing any toolbar for your particular needs.

  1. From the View menu, select Toolbars » Drawing
    The Drawing toolbar appears.
    Drawing toolbar

return to topDrawing Toolbar Options

Located along the left side of the screen is a set of tools on the Drawing toolbar. You can move the toolbar depending on your needs.

The following table shows the Drawing toolbar options and their uses:  

Icon Tool Name Use
Select Objects button Select Objects Select any object or placeholder
Grid Options button Grid Options Modify the grid options for the document
Free Rotate button Free Rotate Rotate a selected shape
Insert Picture button Insert Picture Insert an image stored on a disk or drive
Clip Art button Clip Art Opens the Clip Gallery program for you to select Clip Art
Text Box button Text Box Create a text box
AutoShapes button Auto Shapes Access a submenu of readymade shapes
Lines button Lines Access a submenu of various lines
3-D button 3-D Access a submenu of 3-D effects for a selected shape
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