In most cases, it is recommended to use Visio to create diagrams, but in some simple cases, such as company
organizational charts, you can successfully use the built-in Word tools.
Although the Find And Replace dialog box doesn't directly support replacing text with graphics or
objects, you can easily perform this action using the Clipboard and the ^c wildcard.
If you need to draw a diagram, such as a flowchart, in the most of cases you need neither Visio, nor
PowerPoint, use Word to draw with AutoShapes.
By default, Word makes objects snap (jump) to an underlying grid laid across the document. If you drag an
object, such as a shape, you'll notice that it moves in little jerks rather than smoothly. This is because
of the grid - but because the grid is normally invisible, it's not obvious.
If you work with several objects and have to move them or apply shared formatting to them, you must select
these objects every time. Apply formal grouping and you will be able to operate those objects quickly as a
A callout is a type of text box that also includes a line for pointing to any location on the document. A
callout is helpful when you need to identify and to explain parts of a picture.