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Adding Text to an AutoShape in Excel

Adding text to an AutoShape in Excel is a relatively simple process, but there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you'll need to select the AutoShape you want to add text to. To do this, click on the shape with your mouse. Once the shape is selected, you'll see a small black box appear at the top of the shape. This is the text box. Simply click on this text box and begin typing.

There are a few things to keep in mind when adding text to an AutoShape. First, the text will always appear in the center of the shape, no matter where you place the text box. Second, the size of the text box will determine how much text you can enter into it. If you need to enter more text than will fit into the text box, you can resize the text box by clicking on one of its corners and dragging it until it's the desired size.

Once you've added your text, you can format it using the options in the Font group on the Home tab. Here, you can change things like the font type, size, color, and alignment. You can also apply bolding, italics, and underlining, as well as change the case of your text.

That's all there is to adding text to an AutoShape in Excel! Just remember to select the shape first, then click on the small black text box that appears at its top. From here, simply start typing away and use the Font group on the Home tab to format your text as desired.

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