"How To Excel" Mini-Tutorials
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Use Autoshapes To Highlight Information

Try using Excel's AutoShapes for adding notes and highlighting other information on your worksheet.
  1. Right-click anywhere on your toolbars and select Drawing. The Drawing toolbar will appear.
  2. Now click on AutoShapes and select a shape from the Callouts option. The cursor will change to cross hairs.
  3. Click and drag in your worksheet to draw the shape. Type in some text and then use the sizing handles to resize it. (The cartoon bubble shape is really cool.)
Experiment with various types of formatting. To apply formatting to an AutoShape you first need to right-click it's border and select Format AutoShape. To add or edit text in an Autoshape, you click in the middle of the AutoShape.

I've got lots more fun and amazing tips to show you about AutoShapes later. So stay tuned.

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