Shapes – Text Boxes, Arrows, Squares, Flowcharts, Banners and More

DESCRIPTION: Besides simply using tables all the time, Excel provides a wide range of object shapes you can use to guide the users eyes so that they can focus on specific areas. This gives a whole new dynamic to your spreadsheet as object shapes appear very differently to data tables, thus making them stand out more. In this course I’ll teach you the basics of using shapes. We’ll go through a number of different ones including textboxes, arrows, banners, callouts, flowcharts and much more.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This is for beginners who are just starting with using object shapes.




  • Text boxes and formatting
  • Arrows – thickness, direction, pattern and colour
  • Arrow locking
  • Shape proportion adjustments
  • Object Rotation
  • Quick Duplications