Excel Functions

Excel Basics

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

7.3 Formatting Excel Shapes

All right so I have got a couple of Excel shapes out there on my document. Simple shapes nothing big. I have got a rectangle round the corner rectangle and I have got an arrow, Like I said nothing big. But now let us take-a-look at some of the formatting. I want these shapes to really stand out and draw the users in.

So first I am going to select my rectangle and I have selected this Excel sheet I now get a new tab at the top of my screen, the drawing tools Format tab (to see Format tab you must click select Shape first).

If I click on the Format tab, I have got all my formatting options right here. So, like I said earlier I have got the rectangle, but it is kind of solid fill color which is really blocking out what I am trying to draw attention to.

Well with that shape selected, I am going to go into the Format tab of my main shapes styles and I may change the shape fill the color of the fill and I may say no fill, I do not want any fill around it.

Formatting Excel Shapes 1

So now I have just got an outline a border around this shape, and I am going to form at the border of the shape outline, and I want to make it red. I want to change the weight or the thickness.

Formatting Excel Shapes 2

Now on to do the same thing with my arrow.

I want to show off one more shape here before I close this discussion. So where do we find shapes again. You remember that back up to the Insert tab into illustrations shapes. Now some of the shapes come with additional options such as the smile face or maybe even the arrow or show the arrows.

Some of the shapes come with additional little yellow markers on them. And this allows you to manipulate some of the properties of the shape. I could format this one as well with the arrow, I get a couple of the little yellow markers that. I can increase the head of this arrow just by moving that around. I can change the thickness of the tail on this arrow so you can really start to manipulate this beyond just colors. Not all the shapes had this.

Formatting Excel Shapes 3

I think my rectangle does give a rounded quarter rectangle and I can change how round those corners.

So really starting to manipulate get the shapes to look exactly the way you want it to not just default out the box, plain boring simple shapes but add a little bit of style to do some formatting with them.

Try it out. You have added some shapes. Now do some formatting with them. Change the border change the fill grab a couple of other shapes.