Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Adding Great-Looking Graphics
The moment you release the mouse button or remove your finger or stylus
from the touchscreen, Excel 2013 then automatically re-opens the program
window to its previous size displaying the selected graphic containing the
Windows screenshot. You can then resize, move, and adjust this screenshot
graphic as you would any other that you add to the worksheet.
Excel automatically saves the screenshot graphic that you add to a worksheet
when you save its workbook. However, the program does not provide you with
a means by which to save the screenshot graphic in a separate graphics file for
use in other programs. If you need to do this, you should select the screenshot
graphic in the Excel worksheet, copy it to the Windows Clipboard, and then
paste it into another open graphics program where you can use its Save
command to store it in a favorite graphics file format for use in other documents.
Theme for a day
Through the use of its themes, Excel 2013 supports a way to format uniformly
all the text and graphics you add to a worksheet. You can do this by simply
clicking the thumbnail of the new theme you want to use in the Themes
dropdown gallery opened by clicking the Themes button on the Page Layout tab
of the Ribbon or by pressing Alt+PTH.
Use Live Preview to see how the text and graphics you’ve added to your
worksheet appear in the new theme before you click its thumbnail.
Excel Themes combine three default elements: the color scheme applied to
the graphics, the font (body and heading) used in the text and graphics, and
the graphic effects applied. If you prefer, you can change any or all of these
elements in the worksheet by clicking their command buttons in the Themes
group at the start of the Page Layout tab:
Colors to select a new color scheme by clicking its thumbnail on the
dropdown palette. Click Customize Colors at the bottom of this palette to open
the Create New Theme Colors dialog box where you can customize each
element of the color scheme and save it with a new descriptive name.
Fonts to select a new font by clicking its thumbnail on the drop-down
list. Click Customize Fonts at the bottom of this list to open the Create
New Theme Fonts dialog box where you can customize the body and
heading fonts and save it with a new descriptive name.
Effects to select a new set of graphic effects by clicking its thumbnail in
the drop-down gallery.
To save your newly selected color scheme, font, and graphic effects as a
custom theme that you can reuse in other workbooks, click the Themes
command button and then click Save Current Theme at the bottom of the gallery
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