Unit 3: Incorporating Graphics
Presenters use graphics to clarify and convey information to their audience. Just as charts help explain complex data visually, graphics can highlight data you want readers to understand. However, be cautious about using too many visuals since they can
distract from the information you want to share.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 1 hour.
3.1: Adding Shapes, Callouts, and Clipart
When you present information to your audience, it can be helpful to add shapes, callouts, or clipart to highlight your main points. In Microsoft Excel, you can insert various shapes and clipart into your spreadsheets and charts.
3.2: Adding Pictures
Often, clipart or shapes do not convey the information you need in your spreadsheet or chart. You can also insert pictures and graphics into a Microsoft Excel file. For example, you may wish to insert your company logo into your spreadsheet.
3.3: WordArt and Symbols
We frequently need to add symbols, such as letters from other languages, in your Excel graphics. Or you may wish to use WordArt to emphasize a title or add important information to your spreadsheet or chart.
3.4: Adding Hyperlinks
When sharing your spreadsheet or chart, you may want to add a hyperlink to another worksheet, workbook, or external site. For example, if your spreadsheet is for a business, you may want to link to the business' website so your audience can easily access the website.
3.5: Headers and Footers
You may want to add headers and footers to your spreadsheet to reference the title, author, or the date it was created. This is helpful for record-keeping if you are printing your spreadsheet or sharing it with other people.