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Using the Drawing Tools tab in Excel 2007

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Using Excel in a Classroom

Using the Drawing Tools Tab in Excel 2007


This tab only appears when a shape is selected. As soon as the shape is deselected, this tab disappears. Tip: If you are unsure what the function of a feature is, let your cursor hover over the button (in Excel) to see a pop-up box explaining the feature.

If you want to collapse the ribbon so that none of the buttons are displayed, double-click the name of the tab.

Insert Shapes
Shapes - Click on the down arrow (outlined in red in this drawing) to see all of the available shapes.
Edit Shape - Change the shape of this drawing, convert it to a freeform shape, or edit the wrap points to determine how text wraps around the drawing.
Text Box - Insert a text box that can be positioned anywhere on the page.

Shape Styles
Styles - Click on the down arrow (outlined in red in this drawing) to see all of the available shapes styles.
Shape Fill - Fill the selected shape with a solid color, gradient, picture, or texture.
Shape Outline - Specify the color, width, and line style for the outline of the selected shape.
Shape Effects - Apply a visual effect to the selected shape, such as shadow, glow, reflection, or 3-D rotation.

WordArt Styles
Styles -Click on the down arrow (outlined in red in this drawing) to see all of the available WordArt styles.
Text Fill - Fill the text with a solid color, gradient, picture, or texture.
Text Outline - Specify the color, width, and line style for the outline of the text.
Text Effects - Apply a visual effect to the text, such as shadow, glow, reflection, or 3-D rotation.

Arrange
Bring to Front - Bring the selected object in front of all other objects so that no part of it is hidden behind another object.
Send to Back - Send the selected object behind all other objects.
Selection Pane - Show the Selection Pane to help select individual objects and to change their order and visibility.
Align - Align the edges of multiple selected objects. You can also center them or distribute them evenly across the page.
Group - Group objects together so that they can be treated like a single object.
Rotate - Rotate or flip the selected object.

Size
Height - Change the height of the shape or picture.
Width - Change the width of the shape or picture.


In the Table below, select which section of the Drawing Tools you would use to perform the stated action. [This quiz has not been completely written yet.]

1.

Question 1
           

x

2.

Question 2
           

x

3.

Question 3
           

x

4.

Question 4
           

x

5.

Question 5
           

x

6.

Question 6
           

x

7.

Question 7
           

x

8.

Question 8
           

x

9.

Question 9
           

x

10.

Question 10
           

x

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