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Spreadsheets with Graphics

Usually when one thinks of spreadsheets, art is the last thing that comes to mind. When used with some self-restraint - graphic images can not only add interest to your otherwise mundane tables and list of numbers but also make their data read better. Hand-drawn graphic shapes that you add to the worksheet to call attention to exceptional aspects of the data (either really good or surprisingly bad).

Excel supports three types of graphic objects that you can use to spruce up your spreadsheets and charts: clip art images supplied by Microsoft, graphics files that can contain drawn images or digital photographs, and hand-drawn graphics that can include simple shapes and lines, text in boxes, and even predefined WordArt and organization-type charts.