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Part IV: Optimizing Excel > Drawing with Excel's Drawing Tools

Chapter 21. Drawing with Excel's Drawing Tools

  • Insert pictures and clip art into sheets

    Using pictures and clip art is an easy way to draw attention or illustrate a point.

  • Create graphic objects

    Create custom graphics using the Drawing toolbar.

  • Edit and format graphic objects

    The Drawing toolbar has many tools to assist you with editing and formatting your graphics.

Excel gives you the power to communicate with emphasis and luster. Your Excel worksheets can contain more than just numbers; the layouts can include any of the following elements that add information and value to your reports:

  • Drawings composed of lines, arrows, ellipses, circles, rectangles, and more

  • Text boxes containing titles or paragraphs of word-wrapped text; rotated text

  • Embedded charts and text from other Windows applications

  • Professional graphics, illustrations, or logos from Windows drawing programs, clip art, or scanned artwork

  • Text with special effects

  • Macros linked to graphic objects so that selecting an object runs a macro


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