This course will show you how to add a SmartArt graphic and watermarks to your spreadsheets. We'll also look at how you can use workbook themes to enhance the presentation of your data. This course will help prepare learners for the Microsoft Certification Exam 77-420: Excel 2013 which certifies individuals as Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Excel 2013.

Graphic tools such as pictures, shapes, SmartArt, WordArt, and screenshots enhance the visual impact of documents that tend to be dominated by numbers and text. The course shows how to insert and edit shapes, text boxes, and pictures.

For an optimal experience please check the minimum computer system requirements.

This online course forms part of the SkillsNet short course suite.

Please note this course is only available to CPA Australia members.

Learning objectives

  • Add text boxes and shapes in Excel 2013
  • Add a text box and shape in Excel 2013
  • Insert a picture in Excel 2013
  • Insert a SmartArt Graphic in Excel 2013
  • Add and edit pictures and SmartArt in Excel 2013
  • Apply a watermark in Excel 2013
  • Change the workbook theme in Excel 2013
  • Add a watermark and create a theme in Excel 2013


Personnel at all levels of the enterprise; end-users seeking to attain competency in Microsoft Excel 2013; end-users seeking to obtain Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification at Core level in the use of Microsoft Excel 2013; end-users seeking a basic IT certification

60 Minutes

365 Days