How to Add Shapes in Microsoft Excel
You can easily add a wide variety of shapes to your Microsoft Excel worksheets, including squares, circles, stars, arrows, smiley faces, lines, equation shapes, and callouts. To insert a shape into a worksheet, follow these four easy steps.
This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft Excel: 2010, 2013, and 2016.
- From the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click Shapes.
- Select a shape by clicking on it.
- Your cursor will change to a plus sign.
- Click in your worksheet where you want to place the shape, drag your mouse until the shape is the size you want it to be, and then release your mouse.
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