Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Session 4.2
To add a multi-pointed AutoShape star to the pie chart:
1. Click the AutoShapes list arrow on the Drawing toolbar, point to Stars and Banners , and
then click the 16-Point Star AutoShape (second row, second column from the left) on the
AutoShapes palette. A ScreenTip appears when you position the pointer over an
AutoShape on the palette so you will know which shape you are selecting.
2. Move the pointer to the upper-right corner of the chart area, about one inch to the right of
the chart title. As you move the pointer over the worksheet, the pointer shape changes to
To draw an AutoShape in the same proportion as the shape on the palette, you must press
and hold the Shift key as you drag the pointer to draw the shape.
3. Press and hold the Shift key, and then click and drag the pointer down and to the right
about one and one-half inches. Note that pressing the Shift key allows you to create a per-
fect 16-point star; otherwise, the shape might be lopsided.
4. Release the mouse button. A 16-point star appears in the upper-right corner of the chart
area. See Figure 4-35.
Figure 4-35
Adding an AutoShape to the pie chart
16-point star
graphics have special
selection handles for
reshaping, resizing,
and rotating the image
Trouble? If the AutoShape on your screen does not match the size and shape of the
AutoShape shown in the figure, you can resize the object again by pressing and holding the
Shift key as you drag a selection handle. Or click the Undo button on the Standard tool-
bar to delete the object, and then repeat Steps 1 through 4 to redraw the AutoShape,
being sure to press and hold the Shift key to draw the object proportionally.
You probably noticed that the selection handles of the AutoShape appear as open circles
and that there is also a diamond tool. You can use the diamond tool to change the shape of
the AutoShape. For example, you can change the size of the jagged points of the star by drag-
ging the diamond tool either toward the center of the star (to increase the size of the points) or
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