Microsoft Excel

2.1 Opening Microsoft Excel 2.2 Microsoft Excel Startup Screen 2.4 Introduction to the Excel Interface 2.5 Customizing the Excel Quick Access Toolbar 2.6 More on the Excel Interface 2.7 Understanding the Structure of an Excel Workbook 2.8 Saving an Excel Document 2.9 Opening an Existing Excel Document 2.10 Common Excel Shortcut Keys 3.1 Entering Text to Create Spreadsheet Titles 3.2 Working with Numeric Data in Excel 3.3 Entering Date Values in Excel 3.4 Working with Cell References 3.5 Creating Basic Formulas in Excel 3.6 Relative Versus Absolute Cell References in Formulas 3.7 Understanding the Order of Operation 4.1 The structure of an Excel Function 4.2 Working with the SUM() Function – Excel 4.3 Working with the MIN() and MAX() Functions 4.4 Working with the AVERAGE() Function 4.5 Working with the COUNT() Function 4.6 Adjacent Cells Error in Excel Calculations 4.7 Using the AutoSum Command 4.8 Excel’s AutoSum Shortcut Key 4.9 Using the AutoFill Command to Copy Formulas 5.1 Moving and Copying Data in an Excel Worksheet 5.2. Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns 5.3. Changing the Width and Height of Cells 5.4 Hiding and Unhiding Excel Rows and Columns 5.5 Renaming an Excel Worksheet 5.6. Deleting an Excel Worksheet 5.7 Moving and Copying an Excel Worksheet 6.1 Working with Font Formatting Commands 6.2. Changing the Background Color of a Cell 6.3. Adding Borders to Cells 6.4. Formatting Data as Currency Values 6.5. Formatting Percentages 6.6. Using Excel’s Format Painter 6.7. Creating Styles to Format Data 6.8. Merging and Centering Cells 6.9. Using Conditional Formatting 7.1 Inserting Images and Shapes into an Excel Worksheet 7.2 Inserting Shapes In Excel 7.3 Formatting Excel Shapes 7.4. Working with Excel SmartArt 8.1. Creating an Excel Column Chart 8.2. Working with the Excel Chart Ribbon 8.3. Adding and Modifying Data on an Excel Chart 8.4. Formatting an Excel Chart 8.5. Moving a Chart to another Worksheet 8.6. Working with Excel Pie Charts 9.1. Viewing your Document in Print Preview 9.2. Changing the Margins, Scaling and Orientation 9.3 Adding Header and Footer Content 9.4 Printing a Specific Range of Cells 10.1. Intro to Excel Templates 10.3. Opening an Existing Template 10.4. Creating a Custom Template 13.1 Understanding Excel List Structure 13.2 Sorting a List Using Single Level Sort 13.3 Sorting a List Using Multi-Level Sorts 13.4 Using Custom Sorts in an Excel List 13.5 Filter an Excel List Using the AutoFilter Tool 13.6 Creating Subtotals in a List 13.7 Format a List as a Table 13.8 Using Conditional Formatting to Find Duplicates 13.9 Removing Duplicates in Excel 14.1 Excel DSUM Function Single Criteria 14.2 Excel DSUM Function with OR Criteria 14.3 Excel DSUM Function with AND Criteria 14.4 Excel Function: DAVERAGE() 14.5 Excel Function: DCOUNT() 14.6 Excel Function: SUBTOTAL() 15.1 Creating an Excel Data Validation List 15.2 Excel Decimal Data Validation 15.3 Adding a Custom Excel Data Validation Error 15.4 Dynamic Formulas by Using Excel Data Validation Techniques 16.1 Importing Data from Text Files into Excel 16.2 Excel 2019

7.2 Inserting Shapes In Excel

We are talking about inserting additional elements into an Excel document. We just saw images those two little images there at the top. Now we want to take-a-look at what is called Excel shapes. Through Excel shapes We have all sorts of shapes that we can add to an Excel document. We have got simple shapes like squares and rectangles and circles and pyramids triangles all sorts of shapes. We have got arrows and banners and call out bubbles and explosions and all kind of star looking shapes.

Now what we have got all these basic shapes that we can use to add additional content to our documents something more visual.

Now once again, something we do not want to get too overboard on in too much clutter going on our page but use it to enhance the document not to distract unless that is your purpose.

Maybe we did crummy in sales and I am thrown all this garbage out there just to distract people so we could use it to do that. But still the same keep it simple.

What I will use shapes for is to draw attention to specific areas of my document maybe circle areas or draw arrows to point at specific elements within my spreadsheet.

Is this how you work with Excel shapes. This is another insert command. On my Insert tab back in the illustrations, I got what looks like a couple of basic shapes squares circle in a diamond. If I get that a click it is going to open-up my shapes menu and you can see I got all sorts of stuff in there.

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I am going to grab this one this rounded corner rectangle, I will give that a click, I am going to come out and just click and drag some place to create a rectangle just left click and drag, there is my triangle.

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I got some default formatting and it is got a light blue fill a dark blue border around it. That is great but what am I going to use this for is just a rectangle. What I want to do here is, I want to highlight, I want to draw a rectangle that is going to move it over highlights all my totals column.

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So, I have got that, But this rectangles got a darker color so I cannot see through my numbers. I just want to draw a breathtaking all around it to draw attention to those totals.

With that highlighted I could do some additional formatting here.

Hit Select shape, then I am up on my ribbon top of my screen with my shapes selected. I have now got a Format tab, where I got all this various formatting that I can get into changing the color changing the border and so on. Let us take-a-look at those features here just a moment because I am one to see behind that box.

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Let us try another shape before we do this though. where do we find shapes at. I want to draw a little arrow that points to the 72 percent, that is just ridiculous right, that is too much of my income going to rent. So I want to draw nice big fat arrow pointing to that draw attention to that 72 percent.

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So, once again back to inserts backed shapes and I am going to grab one of these block arrows. I grab this one this left arrow. so at that selected will come out, Left click and drag and I have now created this nice little arrow pointing to that 72 percent. You open up this document, what do you look at. There is an arrow pointing right. There is a box in there drawing attention for our users.

So try it out, we are going to use them for many here in a moment but draw a few shapes just insert shapes whatever you want to do there. Draws them shapes to draw attention to the content.