Excel has more than just charts to offer in the way of visual presentation. Graphic tools such as pictures, shapes, SmartArt, WordArt, and screenshots are all ways to 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. We'll see how to add a SmartArt graphic and we'll demonstrate how to add watermarks to your spreadsheets. We'll also look at how you can use workbook themes to enhance the presentation of your data. 

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

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


Professionals seeking to improve competency in Excel.

60 Minutes

365 Days