How to quickly add drawings and real connectors using the drawing canvas in Word

Microsoft Word’s drawing layer helps you keep pieces of a complex drawing together on a single canvas.

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Years ago, Word added an extra layer when you inserted shapes and graphics. It was awkward to work with and created confusion for users who weren’t aware it was there. Eventually, Word allowed us to insert graphics and shapes in the actual document and set wrapping options to determine how the graphics and text mingle. Now we have another option: The drawing canvas is a new organization tool for inserting complex drawings with lots of parts. In this article, I’ll show you how to corral drawings in the drawing layer.

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