Create a flowchart with AutoShapes
You can use a more expensive program like Visio to create a flowchart, but Word's AutoShapes feature may be all that you need. And Word 2002's addition of Connectors to AutoShapes makes it even easier to draw flowcharts.
To use AutoShapes for flowcharts in Word 2002, go to View | Toolbars | Drawing to display the Drawing toolbar. For each shape you want to add to the flowchart, follow these steps:
After you've positioned all of the objects, connect them by following these steps:
After you've connected all of the objects, add text by right-clicking each flowchart shape, choosing Add Text, and typing text. You can also add color and format the flowchart shapes as you would any other graphic object.
Analyze chart data with trendlines
One way to analyze a downward or upward trend is to add a trendline to a series of chart data. For example, let's say your chart displays the average age of a population over a 10-year span.
To find out if the population is getting older or younger, right-click the data series, select Add Trendline, and click OK.
When you create a new trendline, it often looks as if you've added a new data series to your chart. To distinguish a trendline from a data series, make changes to its format in the Format Trendline dialog box. To open the dialog box, double-click the trendline.
Change a control's formatting with two mouse clicks
You've just finished formatting a text box on your form, and you want all of the form's text boxes to exhibit the same format. You don't want to spend a lot of time on this cosmetic work, but you don't have to.
With Access' Format Painter, you don't have to reformat each one individually. You can copy the format directly to each object with a couple of mouse clicks. Follow these steps:
Access copies the format properties from the first control to the selected control. Repeat these steps for each control that you want to reformat.