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Creating AutoShapes

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Sometimes you may want to add different shapes to your Microsoft Excel Worksheets. This can be accomplished by using AutoShapes.

Creating AutoShapes

1. First, you need to make the Drawing toolbar visible in Excel if it isn't already. Click the View menu, point to Toolbars, and select Drawing from the menu that appears. This will make the Drawing Toolbar visible at the bottom of the Excel window.

2. Click the AutoShapes button from the Drawing Toolbar (the Toolbar we just made visible).

3. From the menu that appears, point to the category of shapes you want, then click a shape from the submenu.

4. Position the mouse pointer at the place on the screen that you want to start drawing the AutoShape. Click and drag out the mouse until the AutoShape is to the size you want.

5. To resize a shape, click the AutoShape you want to adjust first. Then, using one of the size squares (white squares) at the corners of the shape, click and drag to the new size you want.

Tip: To move an AutoShape, click and drag it to its new position on the screen.

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