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.
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.
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.
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.