Using Illustrations, Styles, and Themes in Word 2016

End users at all levels, including those who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft Word and more experienced Word users who want to learn about new features in Word 2016


Expected Duration
60 minutes

You can add several types of illustrations, such as pictures, screen clippings, shapes, charts, and WordArt, to documents in Microsoft Word 2016. You can also enhance documents by adding properly positioned text, along with attractive formatting and page backgrounds. In this course, you’ll learn how to insert and work with different types of graphic and text content, how to use special paste options, and how to apply styles, themes, and backgrounds to Word 2016 documents. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers Microsoft Word 2016 for intermediate-level users.


Adding Illustrations and Graphics

  • start the course
  • work with pictures in Word 2016
  • add available screenshots or screen clippings you create to documents in Word 2016
  • insert text boxes, WordArt, and charts in Word 2016 documents
  • add shapes and SmartArt to a document and use the Lock Drawing mode in Word 2016

Working with Graphic Objects

  • control how text wraps around shapes and pictures in Word 2016
  • rearrange objects in Word 2016
  • compress and crop pictures in Word 2016
  • add text to an existing shape and use the drawing canvas to control drawing elements in Word 2016

Special Paste Options and Importing Text

  • use special paste options to paste a copied object as a picture or to create a link in Word 2016
  • import external objects and text using the Text from File option in Word 2016

Applying Styles, Themes, and Backgrounds

  • apply built-in and custom styles to text in Word 2016
  • apply predefined and custom themes to documents in Word 2016
  • add a page background, apply transparency settings, and create a watermark in Word 2016

Practice: Inserting Illustrations in Documents

  • add a screen clipping and text boxes to a Word 2016 document, paste a link, and crop and compress a picture in Word 2016





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