Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Chapter 6: Working with AutoShapes and Other Graphics
Figure 6-1: The AutoShapes toolbar
Drawing objects with the AutoShapes tool is easy and very intuitive. The
AutoShapes toolbar contains the following buttons, each of which represents a
category of AutoShapes.
Lines: Six styles of lines, including arrows and freehand drawing.
Connectors: Nine styles of lines designed to indicate connections between
other objects. These connectors automatically “snap to” other objects and
maintain the connection when the objects are moved.
Basic Shapes: Thirty-two basic shapes, including standard shapes such as
rectangles and circles, plus nonstandard shapes such as a smiley face and
Block Arrows: Twenty-eight arrow shapes.
Flowchart: Twenty-seven shapes suitable for flowchart diagrams.
Stars and Banners: Sixteen stars and banners.
Callouts: Twenty callouts, suitable for annotating cells or chart elements.
More AutoShapes: In case the supplied AutoShapes aren’t enough, you
can get more. Click this button and the Task Pane displays additional
AutoShapes in a scrolling list. This option is not available in versions
prior to Excel 2000.
You may find it convenient to “tear off” one or more of the AutoShape
categories and create new toolbars.To do so, just drag the tiny title bar and move
it away. The effect will be a free-floating toolbar that displays the icons for
the AutoShapes in the category.