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How to create an equilateral triangle, a regular square, and other regular polygons in Excel

For some charts or diagrams, you need to create a regular polygon – equiangular (all angles are equal) or equilateral (all sides have the same length). E.g., equilateral triangle, regular square, etc.

Change the default font and style for shapes in Excel

When you create a shape in your spreadsheet, it is created with the default style and any text that you type has the default font.

Draw a flowchart in Excel

A flowchart or flow chart usually shows steps of the task, process or workflow. There are many different SmartArt templates predefined in MS Excel that you can use to illustrate the process, including visually appealing templates with pictures.
However, if you want to use different shapes and a complex topology it is better to create your own flowchart.

How to change flowchart shapes in Excel

Business process charts like employee routines, document preparation and approval, or online user navigation path on a website or a Web store are different from academic flows of algorithms. Usually academic applications use a limited number of standard shape types, but in business, different shapes give a better look and simplify understanding. However, it is hard to decide which shape is appropriate for the specific block.

How to change format for diagram shapes in Excel

The Format tab of the Drawing Tools toolbar provides a plenty of options for customization of a shape outline, background and text settings. Also, you can change spacing and size for multiple shapes at once.

Easily organize shapes in Excel

Every time you add, move or resize shapes, by default, it isn’t easy to align them. Excel proposes features named Snap to Shape and Snap to Grid that can help to organize shape and any objects.

How to insert cell content to the shape

If you are creating chart or diagram in Excel with shapes, you might need to update the shape text automatically depending on the value in a particular cell.