While Microsoft Excel is usually seen as a way to save, sort, and manipulate data, it has many additional tools that allow you to add objects and arguments to your spreadsheets.

You may have added an image or text box in the past, but there are also tools for adding shapes, even some less traditional shapes that you can place in other documents.

Our tutorial will show you how to insert a pyramid in Microsoft Excel 2010 and then add data and format that pyramid.

How to add a pyramid to a spreadsheet in Excel

  1. Open your spreadsheet.
  2. Select the “Insert” tab.
  3. Click the SmartArt button.
  4. Select the Pyramid tab, then select the Pyramid Style.
  5. Add the information to the pyramid.
  6. Use the SmartArt Tools tabs to customize the appearance of the pyramid.

Our guide continues below with more information on how to insert a pyramid in Microsoft Excel 2010, including images of these steps.

Many people think of Microsoft Excel as a basic program for storing and sorting data in a spreadsheet.

However, it actually comes with some interesting features that can also make it a good choice for creating visually appealing documents.

Among these features is the ability to create and insert SmartArt, graphic elements that can be customized with your own text. One of the SmartArt options is the pyramid, which can be customized in a variety of ways.

This article will show you how to insert a SmartArt pyramid in Microsoft Excel 2010 and also direct you to a menu where you can select formatting and content options for the object.

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How to Create a SmartArt Pyramid in Excel 2010 (Illustrated Guide)

The biggest attraction of Excel 2010 SmartArt Pyramid is how it looks.

The pyramid itself is quite flashy and is sure to catch the attention of anyone viewing your spreadsheet.

It also gives you a place to quickly summarize your data without having to change any of the original data in your spreadsheet.

Read on below to learn more about inserting a pyramid in Excel 2010.

Step 1: Launch Microsoft Excel 2010.

Step 2: Click the Insert tab at the top of the window.

Excel 2010 insert tab

Step 3: Click the SmartArt button in the Illustrations section of the ribbon at the top of the window.

A new window called “Select SmartArt Graphic” will open.

Enter SmartArt Excel 2010

Step 4: Click the Pyramid option in the column on the left side of the window, select your preferred pyramid style in the middle column, and then click the OK button at the bottom of the window.

How to insert a smartart pyramid in Excel 2010

Step 5: Click on the flag in the column to the left of the pyramid, then enter the information you want to display at that level of the pyramid.

Note that you can remove hierarchical levels by pressing the Backspace key on your keyboard, and you can add hierarchical levels by pressing the Enter key on your keyboard.

Enter pyramid information excel

Step 6. After adding all the information that will be displayed in the pyramid, you can format the appearance by making changes in the Design and Formatting tabs of the SmartArt Tools at the top of the window.

Excel 2010 pyramid format

Clicking any of these tabs will create a new horizontal menu on the bar at the top of the window. Use the settings in these menus to customize the appearance and structure of the pyramid.

Now that you know how to insert a pyramid in Microsoft Excel 2010, you can use this feature whenever your spreadsheet makes use of this type of object.