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Tip Clicking the Equation button’s arrow displays a list of common equations, such as the
Pythagorean Theorem, that you can add with a single click.
Click any of the controls in the Structures group to begin creating an equation of that
type. You can ill in the details of a structure by adding text normally or by adding
symbols from the gallery in the Symbols group.
In this exercise, you’ll create a circle and a rectangle, change the shapes’ formatting,
reorder the shapes, align the shapes, add text to the circle, and then add an equation
to the rectangle.
SET UP You need the Shapes_start workbook located in your Chapter10 practice
file folder to complete this exercise. Open the Shapes_start workbook, and save it
as Shapes . Then follow the steps.
1. On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click the Shapes button, and then
click the oval.
The mouse pointer changes to a thin black crosshair.
2. Starting near cell C3 , hold down the Shift key and drag the mouse pointer to
approximately cell E9 .
Excel draws a circle.
3. On the Format contextual tab, in the Shapes Styles group’s gallery, click the
second style.
Excel formats the shape with white text and a black background.
4. On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click the Shapes button, and then
click the rectangle shape.
The mouse pointer changes to a thin black crosshair.
5. Starting near cell G3 , drag the mouse pointer to cell K9 .
Excel draws a rectangle.
6. On the Format contextual tab, in the Shapes Styles group’s gallery, click the
first style.
Excel formats the shape with black text, an orange border, and a white background.
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