Question: Drawing in Word Mac 2011

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  1. dapaq2, Apr 9, 2015
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    dapaq2 macrumors newbie

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    Group,

    I have attached two pdf files to show and give you an idea as to the type of diagrams that I am working with and would like to create from scratch in Microsoft Word Mac 2011 but I am clueless on how to go about doing it. I know I can scan them as an image and inset them into word, but these diagrams are getting 'crappy' looking and need to be redone from scratch. Is there anyone who can point me in the right direction and/or provide me with step by step instructions on what to do. I have several diagrams that I need to re-create in word. Any help is greatly appreciate!

    Thanks,

    Doug
     

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  2. dapaq2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It has been at least two weeks since posting this and no one has said a word. Am I leaving out some important information or etc that prevents anyone from making comment or pointing me in the right direction? Is there anyone who offers paid services? Just scratching my head as to why no one has replied to my post. And GOD forbid that I bump this post or I will get my hand slapped. What a stupid rule.

    Doug
     
  3. Bubbler328 macrumors newbie

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    You're asking an Apple forum about a Microsoft product and how to use it.

    I can say I've done things like what you've posted using shapes in Pages which may be free to you. However, for any of this technical diagramming you would probably be better off with something like Pixelmator or another image editing program where you have more control because there are more tools. Or better yet something vector based.

    Good luck.
     
  4. dapaq2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for responding Bubbler328. I know this is an Apple / Mac forum and word is Microsoft, but the reason I posted here in these forums was because the version of word that I am using is specifically designed for mac and I thought there may be other people here who are using this same program on their mac might be able to help me.

    I have played around a little bit with Pages and I really don't care for the program too much. Cant put my finger on 'it' but something about it I just don't like.

    So this program called Pixelmator... It's an image editing program? Will it let me draw diagrams and such like I provided in the attached pdf's, or is it just an image editor like photo shop?

    Thanks,
    Doug
     
  5. mactastic1337 macrumors newbie

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    Drawing in Word

    You should try the new Office for Mac 2016 Preview. It's free (for now) and it will let you draw and insert charts, graphs, pictures and smart art. just click on the Insert tab.

    https://products.office.com/en-us/mac/mac-preview
     

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