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Quick way to transform your data without using formulas

Sometimes, especially when you work with a lot of data, you need to transform it. If you need to convert some range of data by dividing or multiplying it, it can be done in Excel in two clicks:

Change the default font for text boxes in Excel

When you create a text box in your document Excel, any text you type appears has the default font that can be different from version to version...

How to create a flowchart with SmartArt

A flow chart usually shows steps in a task, process or workflow. There are many different SmartArt templates predefined in Excel that you can use to illustrate the process, including some complex templates with pictures.

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 connector type for flowchart

Most process flow diagrams and workflow charts use elbow connectors for connecting process stages and elements, but too many connecting lines of the same type give your chart a messy look. Fortunately, you can combine different connector types that represent semantically different transitions.

How to add text to the connector in the flowchart

When you create the process flow chart, process map, business flow diagram or data flow diagrams and UML activity diagrams you often need to add some text or labels to the connectors. Unlike other free and commercial diagram drawing packages, Microsoft Office shapes provide extremely rich text formatting features.

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.

Change color for gridlines in Excel

By default, gridlines are displayed in worksheets using a color that is assigned by Excel. But if you want, you can change the color of the gridlines for a worksheet (see also How to turn on and turn off gridlines in Excel and How to change width of gridlines in Excel).