Drawings & Graphics in Excel 2010

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How to Insert and Format WordArt in Excel 2010

Use WordArt — stylized text objects — to add pizzazz and emphasis to headings and other text in your Excel 2010 worksheets. WordArt objects can be moved, resized, arranged, rotated, and formatted just [more…]

The Basics of Excel 2010's Graphic Objects

Add graphic objects such as shapes, pictures, clip art, text boxes, WordArt, and SmartArt diagrams to create visual interest to Excel 2010 charts and worksheets. Excel supports two types of graphic objects [more…]

How to Insert Clip Art into an Excel 2010 Worksheet

Clip art is the name given to over 150,000 readymade illustrations offered by Microsoft for use in its various Microsoft Office programs, including Excel 2010. Clip art drawings are so numerous that the [more…]

How to Insert Pictures from Graphics Files in Excel 2010

In Excel 2010, you can insert digital photos or scanned images that are saved as graphics files into your worksheets. Adding pictures to an Excel spreadsheet can create a calming effect, especially if [more…]

How to Add SmartArt Diagrams and Lists in Excel 2010

With Excel 2010's SmartArt graphic objects, you can quickly and easily construct fancy graphical lists and diagrams in your worksheet. SmartArt lists and diagrams come in a wide array of configurations [more…]

How to Format an Excel 2010 SmartArt Graphic

After you create a SmartArt graphic in a worksheet, Excel 2010 provides many ways to format the graphic on the SmartArt Tools contextual tabs. For example, you can change the color scheme and style of [more…]

How to Annotate with Text Boxes in Excel 2010

Text boxes in Excel 2010 are graphical boxes that you can use to add explanatory text or commentary to a worksheet or chart. Text boxes can be positioned wherever you like and can be formatted to match [more…]

Manipulating Excel 2010's Graphic Objects

Excel 2010 provides many tools that let you manipulate graphic objects in your worksheets. You can delete, move, resize, rotate, flip, and crop objects, for example. Cropping an image or picture allows [more…]

How to Align Multiple Graphic Objects in Excel 2010

When you're working with multiple objects or shapes in Excel 2010, you may need to align the objects in certain ways to improve their appearance in the worksheet. Excel provides several alignment options [more…]

How to Reorder and Group Graphic Objects in Excel 2010

In Excel 2010, you may want to reorder objects in a worksheet or group multiple objects together so that they act as one unit. Reorder objects if you want to move an object in front of or behind other [more…]

How to Hide Graphic Objects in Excel 2010

The Selection and Visibility task pane in Excel 2010 enables you to control whether various graphic objects in the worksheet are hidden or displayed. Hiding objects can make it easier to select other objects [more…]

Editing and Formatting Clip Art and Pictures in Excel 2010

When a clip art image or imported picture is selected, Excel 2010 adds the Picture Tools Format tab to the Ribbon. Use the commands on the Picture Tools Format tab if you need to edit or format clip art [more…]

How to Insert Shapes in an Excel 2010 Worksheet

You can insert graphic shapes such as lines, rectangles, block arrows, stars, and other basic shapes in your Excel 2010 charts and worksheets. All you need to do is select a thumbnail on the Shapes drop-down [more…]

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