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Drawing & Graphics in Excel 2013

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How to Edit and Format Inserted Pictures in Excel 2013

Excel 2013 gives the option of editing and formatting inserted pictures. When you first insert an image into the worksheet, it’s selected automatically, indicated by the sizing handles around its perimeter [more…]

How to Use Sparklines in Excel 2013

Excel 2013 lets you spruce up a worksheet with a whole bevy of graphics, including sparklines (new tiny charts that fit right inside worksheet cells), text boxes, clip art drawings supplied by Microsoft [more…]

How to Download Online Images in Excel 2013

Excel 2013 makes it easy to insert online graphic images into your worksheet. The new Insert Pictures dialog box enables you to search Office.com for clip art images to insert as well as to use Microsoft’s [more…]

How to Insert Clipart Images in Excel 2013

Clip art is the name given to the ready-made illustrations offered by Microsoft for use in its various Microsoft Office programs, including Excel 2013. Clip art drawings are now so numerous that the images [more…]

How to Insert Images from the Web in Excel 2013

In addition to downloading clip art from the Microsoft Office website for use in Excel 2013, you can also download pictures from the web using the Bing [more…]

How to Add Preset Graphic Shapes in Excel 2013

In addition to online and local imported from graphics files, with Excel 2013 you can insert preset graphic shapes in your chart or worksheet by selecting their thumbnails on the Shapes drop-down gallery [more…]

How to Use SmartArt in Excel 2013

Excel 2013 SmartArt is a special type of graphic object that gives you the ability to construct fancy graphical lists and diagrams in your worksheet quickly and easily. SmartArt lists and diagrams come [more…]

How to Use Screenshots in Excel 2013

Excel 2013 supports the creation of screenshot graphics of objects on your Windows desktop that you can automatically insert into your worksheet. To take a picture of a window open on the desktop or any [more…]

How to Use Themes in Excel 2013

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 [more…]

How to Control the Overlap of Graphic Objects in Excel 2013

In case you haven’t noticed, graphic objects in Excel 2013 float on top of the cells of the worksheet and may need some controlling. Most of the objects are opaque, meaning that they hide information in [more…]

How to Place WordArt in an Excel 2013 Worksheet

If selecting gazillions of preset shapes available from the Shapes gallery in Excel 2013 doesn’t provide enough variety for jazzing up your worksheet, you may want to try adding some fancy text using the [more…]

How to Add WordArt in Excel 2013

The WordArt gallery in Excel 2013, opened by clicking the WordArt command button in the Text group of the Insert tab of the Ribbon, makes it a snap to add really artsy text to the worksheet. [more…]

How to Move Graphic Objects to Different Layers in Excel 2013

All graphic objects that you add to an Excel 2013 worksheet lay on different invisible layers that reside on top of the worksheet and over the worksheet data in the cells below. This means that if you [more…]

How to Align and Group Graphic Objects in Excel 2013

When you’re dealing with two graphic objects in Excel 2013, one on top of the other, and you want to align them with each other, you can use the options on the Align command button’s drop-down menu on [more…]

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