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How to Insert a Shape in Excel & Google Sheets

This tutorial shows how to insert a shape into Excel and Google Sheets.

 

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Insert Shape

In Excel, you can insert different types of shapes, such as circles, arrows, rectangles, and more.

  1. In the Ribbon, go to Insert > Shapes and select a shape you want to insert (here, the block arrow).

 

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  1. When the cursor becomes a black cross, position it and drag to draw the shape.

 

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This will insert the shape into the sheet.

 

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When you click on the shape, the Shape Format tab appears in the Ribbon. Here you can change the properties of the shape (size, color, font, etc.)

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Insert Shape into Google Sheets

You can also insert shapes into Google Sheets.

  1. Go to Insert > Drawing in the menu.

 

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  1. In the drawing window, (1) click the Shape icon, (2) go to Shapes, and (3) choose a shape to insert.

 

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  1. When the cursor becomes a black cross, drag it to draw the shape.

 

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  1. When you draw the shape, various options for editing will be displayed (fonts, colors, etc.). When you are done, press Save and Close to close the Drawing window.

 

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As you can see, the shape is inserted into the sheet.
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