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.]