The sidebars in this template use simple, single-row tables for the gray-shaded headings and thermometer charts shown below for easy alignment.
Add Sidebar Content
Adding content into a column to create a sidebar is no different from adding text. As noted earlier in this template, apply the styles provided for headings, sidebar text, and even pictures to align them quickly and easily.
Learn about these “thermometer charts” in the article at right.
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This placeholder article provides the following tips:
Creating “thermometer charts” using tables, as shown at left.
Setting up multipage articles.
Wrapping text around images
Adding article titles and bylines
Creating the sidebar thermometer charts
When you work in Word 2010 (or PowerPoint 2010), you have the full power of Excel 2010 charts (provided that Excel is installed on your computer). Insert a chart in Word from the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group. Charts are easy to create and use and automatically coordinate with your active document theme.
However, notice in the sidebar at left that the “thermometer charts” were created using single-row Word tables. This is because they automatically fit the tight space without having to remove any chart elements. And you might be surprised to learn that it’s easy to make them essentially mathematically accurate.
To use a table as a thermometer chart, do the following:
1. On the Insert tab, in the Tables group, click Table and then drag across the grid to select the first two cells in the first row. Click to insert a two-cell, one-row table.
2. Click in the table and then, on the Table Tools Layout tab, in the Table group, click Properties.
3. On the Columns tab of the Table Properties dialog box, change the Measure In setting to Percentage. You…