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How to Insert Curved Arrow in Excel (3 Easy Methods)

Arrow mainly uses Excel to elaborate something outside the main dataset. In Microsoft Excel, there are two types of arrows: straight and curved arrows. In this article, we are going to demonstrate 3 quick methods to insert a curved arrow in Excel. If you are also curious about it, download our practice workbook and follow us.


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3 Easy Ways to Insert Curved Arrow in Excel

To demonstrate the approaches, we consider a dataset of 10 employees of a company. Their name and salaries are in the range of cells B5:C14. The summation of these salaries is shown in cell C15, and the formula of the estimation is in cell E5. Now, we are going to indicate them with a curved arrow.

๐Ÿ“š Note:

All the operations of this article are accomplished by using Microsoft Office 365 application.


1. Directly Insertion by Curved Arrow Option

In the first method, we are going to insert a curved arrow by the Connector: Curved Arrow shape. The steps of this process are given below:

๐Ÿ“Œ Steps:

  • First of all, go to the Insert tab.
  • Now, click on the drop-down arrow of the Illustration > Shapes option and choose the Connector: Curved Arrow option.

Choose the Connector: Curved Arrow to insert curved arrow

  • You will notice that the outlook of the mouse cursor will change.
  • Then, click on the empty space and move the mouse.
  • The curved arrow will appear.

  • After that, place the curved arrow at a suitable position so that a visual relationship establish between cells C15 and E5.

Placing the curved arrow

  • At last, modify the arrow style according to your desire from the Shape Format tab.

Final outlook of the curved arrow by the Connector: Curved Arrow shape

Thus, we can say that our procedure works perfectly, and we are able to insert a curved arrow in the Excel sheet by the Connector: Curved Arrow shape.

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2. Insertion Via Curve Shape

In this approach, we will insert a curved arrow by the Curved shape. The steps of this procedure are given as follows:

๐Ÿ“Œ Steps:

  • At first, go to the Insert tab.
  • After that, click on the drop-down arrow of the Illustration > Shapes option and choose the Curve option.

Select the Curve line to insert curved arrow

  • You will notice that the outlook of the mouse cursor will change.
  • Afterward, click on the empty space and draw a smooth curve with multiple clicks on the mouse.
  • The curved arrow will appear.
  • Then, place the curved arrow at a suitable position so that a visual relationship establish between cells C15 and E5.

  • Now, modify the arrow style according to your desire from the Shape Format tab.

  • Next, click on the drop-down arrow of the Shape Outline option, and from the Arrow option, choose an arrow style according to your desire. We chose Style 5 for our arrow.

Choosing Style 5 option to format the curve arrow

  • Our curved arrow is ready.

Final output after formatting the curve as a curve arrow

Hence, we can say that our method works effectively, and we are able to insert a curved arrow in Excel by the Curve shape.

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3. Using Pen Command from Draw Tab

In the last process, we are going to use the Pen command to draw the curved arrow. The procedure is explained below step-by-step:

๐Ÿ“Œ Steps:

  • First, go to the Draw tab.
  • Now, choose a pen according to your desire. Here, we choose the Pen: Black option.

Choosing the Pen: Black command to insert curved arrow

  • Then, click on the drop-down arrow of the Pen and choose the pen thickness.
  • After that, draw the curved arrow to show the relationship between cells C15 and E5.
  • Thus, our curved arrow will be ready.

Finally, we can say that our drawing process works effectively, and we are able to insert a curved arrow in Excel.

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Conclusion

Thatโ€™s the end of this article. I hope that this article will be helpful for you and you will be able to insert a curved arrow in Excel. Please share any further queries or recommendations with us in the comments section below if you have any other questions or suggestions.

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Soumik Dutta

Soumik Dutta

Hi! I am Soumik. I have completed my Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. I have found my calling in Machine Learning and Data Science, and in pursuing so, I have realized the importance of Data Analysis. Excel is one excellent tool to fulfill the purpose. I am always trying to learn every day about different features of Excel and trying to share here what I am learning.

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