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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 creating 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 different shapes give a better look and simplify understanding in business. However, it is hard to decide which shape is appropriate for the specific block.

Change color for gridlines in Excel

By default, gridlines are displayed in worksheets using a color 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).

How to change width of gridlines in Excel

Gridlines help you align shapes and create consistent dimensions for each object. In Excel, gridlines are simulated by column borders, and changing column widths and heights essentially controls your gridlines.

How to turn on and turn off gridlines in Excel

By default, gridlines are displayed in worksheets, but you can hide the gridlines.

How to make your data changes in the chart more informative

Simple line and bar charts often attract little or no interest in the audience. Still, Excel allows you to attract attention to your data by emphasizing change direction, difference, or period.

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