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Microsoft® Office Excel 2003 Inside Out by Mark Dodge, Craig Stinson

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Creating Graphic Objects

Each of the various object types available in Excel has strengths, idiosyncrasies, and issues you need to be aware of. In this section, we discuss these issues and describe the various object types in detail.

Drawing Freehand Lines and Polygons

The Line and Arrow buttons on the Drawing toolbar are extremely easy to use. Just click a button on the toolbar, and then click and drag to create the object on the worksheet. But to draw lines other than simple straight lines and arrows, choose AutoShapes, Lines.

The tools on the Lines submenu are as follows:

  • The Line and Arrow buttons. These buttons work identically to the ones on the Drawing toolbar. They draw straight lines and arrows.

  • The Double Arrow button. Draws arrows just as ...

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