This quick tip shows you how to insert a shape on an Excel spreadsheet. In this lesson, we will use the circle as our shape.
For the purpose of this instruction, we use Excel 2016.
Steps to Insert a Shape in Excel
Start a new file (Ctrl-N) and follow the steps below to insert an oval or circle in Excel.
- Select Insert from the menu bar.
- Under the Insert ribbon, click Illustrations. Note: You can skip this step in Excel 2010.
- Click Shapes under the Illustrations or Insert ribbon.
- Under Basic Shapes, select the Oval shape.
- Click any where on the sheet to place the oval.
Your oval is now a part of an Excel sheet. That is all to it.
As you see, Excel is more than just an app to calculate numbers. You can do a lot with it. Now, we know you are wondering what you are going to do with a circle in Excel. Well, you can do a lot with it.
One thing you can do is, link it to a cell and have it update automatically every time you change the contents of the cell. For die hard users and developers, you can turn it into a clickable object or make it move, as in animation.
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