Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Changing the Size of a Drawing Object.

Changing the Size of a Drawing Object

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 7, 2018)

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You already know that you can add graphic objects to your Excel worksheet. As you create and refine your drawings, there will doubtless be times when you need to change the size of objects. You can change the size of most objects by following these steps:

  1. Point to the object whose size you want to change, and then select it by clicking the mouse button. Excel displays small boxes and circles called handles around the object.
  2. Point to one of the handles, click on it, and hold down the mouse button.
  3. Drag the mouse. The size of the object will change as you move the mouse.
  4. Release the mouse button when the object is the desired size.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (8389) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Changing the Size of a Drawing Object.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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2016-08-25 09:15:26

Stu Cram

You can also use a macro to set to size and position of an object. This example shows some possibilities.
(Values given are pixels.)
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Sub Move_and_size_object()
'
Selection.ShapeRange.Width = 100
Selection.ShapeRange.Height = 200

Selection.ShapeRange.Left = 200
Selection.ShapeRange.Top = Range("C4").Top

End Sub
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