Although word is purely a writing program, you can insert individual symbols and draw your own sketches.
Basic instructions: Drawing in Word
After you have opened your Word document, click on the “Insert” tab.
Select the menu item “Shapes” there.
You can only choose from several pre-made shapes. To place a shape, click on the desired representation and drag it with the mouse in the document to any size.
With the sub-item “Lines” you can select the “Sketch”. This enables you to draw freely. However, as soon as you release the left mouse button, you have to select the shape again in the menu.
If this drawing function is not enough for you, you have to resort to a drawing program. There you create your drawing and insert it as a picture under “Insert”> “Pictures” in your Word document.
Tips for drawing in Word
When you insert the shapes, they are by default superimposed on any existing text. However, if you want the element to be behind the text, for example, click on the shape and select the “Format” tab. There you can determine the arrangement under the menu item “Position”.
Under the function tab, you can also set how the shape or drawing should be designed. So you can adjust the colour, lines and contours there.
If you are using multiple shapes and you want to avoid having to place them individually in text, create a drawing area. You can also find this under “Insert”> “Shapes”> “New drawing area”. This drawing area can be formatted and moved independently.
What can you draw with Word?
You can draw many different things with Microsoft Word 2007. Many auto shapes are stored in the program to make it easier for you to draw various shapes, drawings, arrows or lines more quickly.
On the one hand, you can draw completely normal lines, for example, to connect different words or lines with one another.
You also have the option of drawing various standard shapes, such as circles or triangles, to encircle different things or to indicate something specific with a triangle.
Of course, you can also draw or insert other shapes such as arrows, stars, legends or speech bubbles to make your art project more interesting and exciting.