Add a circle, square, or other AutoShape

You can add AutoShapes and other drawing objects only to a chart. You cannot add them to the datasheet.

  1. On the Drawing toolbar, click AutoShapes, point to a category, and then click the shape you want.

  2. To insert a shape with a predefined size, click the chart.

    To insert a shape with a different size, drag the pointer to make the shape the size you want.

    To maintain the shape's width-to-height ratio, hold down SHIFT while you drag the pointer.


  • To draw a circle or square, click Oval Button image or Rectangle Button image on the Drawing toolbar, and then click the chart.

  • To add color, change borders, rotate, or add shadow or 3-D effects to a shape, select the shape, and then use the tools on the Drawing toolbar.

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