How to insert cell content to the shape

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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.
Shape with cell information Excel 2010

To insert the cell content to your shape, do the following:

   1.   Select the AutoShape or text box.

   2.   In the formula bar, type the equal ("=") symbol.

   3.   Click the worksheet cell that contains the data or text you want to insert into the selected shape or text box.

You can also type the reference to the worksheet cell. Include the sheet name, for example:

= [officetooltips.xls]Tips!$E$17

   4.   Press Enter.

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