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Microsoft® Excel® 2010 Inside Out by Mark Dodge and Craig Stinson

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Using the Shapes Tools

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The Excel graphics tool chest contains many of the powerful capabilities of dedicated illustration programs. Using only the tools in the Shapes gallery on the ribbon, you can create lines, rectangles, and ovals; smooth and freeform curves; linked objects using connectors; basic and not-so-basic shapes, such as pentagons and lightning bolts; a variety of straight, curved, three-dimensional (3-D), and multiheaded arrows; stars, emblems, and banners; and even a variety of callouts. Click the Shapes button to display the gallery shown in Figure 10-2.

Figure 10-2. The Shapes gallery provides a wealth of graphic options.

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