Welcome to SmartDraw For Dummies, the book written especially for those who are lucky enough to have discovered the best business graphics program on the market and want to find out how to use it in time to finish that report, sales presentation, or product brochure that was due yesterday.
Have you ever needed to create a graph of recent sales trends, but you didn’t want to create another cheesy, boring Excel graph that looks just like every other graph you’ve seen at every other sales meeting you’ve ever been to?
You need SmartDraw!
Have you ever been put in charge of a project and didn’t want to invest hundreds of dollars in sophisticated project management software, such as Microsoft Project, just to create a simple project schedule?
You really need SmartDraw!
Have you ever wanted to rearrange the furniture and equipment in your office and didn’t want to spend thousands of dollars on AutoCAD just to draw a simple floor plan?
You desperately need SmartDraw!
Whichever your business graphics needs, you’ve found the perfect book, and you’re holding it right now in your formerly magic-marker-stained hands. Help is here, within these humble pages.
This book talks about SmartDraw in everyday — and often irreverent — terms. You’ll find no lofty prose within these pages; the whole thing checks in at about the fifth-grade reading level. We have no Pulitzer expectations for this book; we leave that ambition for the Woodwards and Steinbecks among us.
Our goal here is to simply get you going as quickly as we can with the most powerful and easy to use business graphics software ever created. And hopefully, this journey of learning won’t be a tedious or miserable experience — in fact, maybe it will even be kind of fun.