Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
INSERT SHAPES
into your worksheet
Shapes have a variety of purposes. Arrows point out
relationships between data. Flowchart elements
convey the structure of your data. Excel provides a
variety of shapes, including lines, rectangles, arrows,
flowchart elements, stars, banners, and callouts — all
of which you can use in your worksheet.
You can rotate, resize, move, and reshape shapes. You
can also apply predefined styles to your shapes. Excel
provides many predefined styles from which to
choose. As you roll your cursor over each shape style,
Excel provides a quick preview of how the style
appears when applied.
In many cases, you can add text to your shape. You
can reformat the text on your shape and change its
font, size, color, and alignment. Simply select the
text and then click commands on the Home tab to
make your changes.
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1
Click the Insert tab.
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2
Click Shapes in the Illustration
group.
A menu of shapes appears.
3
Click the shape you want to add.
3
4
Click and drag to add the shape
to your worksheet.
l The Drawing tools become
available.
l Click and drag to rotate the
shape.
l Click and drag to adjust the size.
l Click and drag to adjust the size
of the arrow.
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5
Click the Format tab.
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Click here and select a style.
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