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Using Drawing Tools

Click the Drawing button on the Standard toolbar. The Drawing toolbar appears above the window's Status bar.

Click any of the drawing tools' buttons—for example, the Arrow button on the Drawing toolbar. The mouse pointer turns into a plus sign.

Click and drag in the chart to draw an arrow; release the mouse button when the arrow is the length you want it to be (the pointer end will be at the point of release).

INTRODUCTION

Excel has drawing tools that you can use to draw on a worksheet or chart sheet (that is, a worksheet that contains only a chart). In this task, you'll learn about the advantages of using Excel's drawing tools to help point out information on a worksheet.


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Color and style

Click the Line Color and Line Style buttons in the Drawing toolbar to change the color and style of the lines used to draw objects.


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Text boxes

A text box is an object that contains text. You can move a text box, resize it, and even add formatting options.


As another example, click the Text Box button on the Drawing toolbar. The mouse pointer turns into an insertion pointer.

Click and drag in the worksheet to draw a text box; release the mouse button when the box is the size you want it to be.

Type the text you want to enter in the text box.

Click anywhere outside the chart area to see how your drawings look.


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