How to Insert Hatching in Microsoft Excel Shapes

Written by david sarokin Google
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Insert Hatching in Microsoft Excel Shapes
Modern spreadsheets are more than just tables of numbers and text. (B2M Productions/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Spreadsheets used to be largely for storing and manipulating tables of text and numbers. As programs like Microsoft Excel have evolved, they have become increasingly visual, incorporating graphs, charts, symbols and shapes. Microsoft Excel options also allow you to customise images with different borders, colours, textures and fills. You can insert cross-hatching in a Microsoft Excel shape with just a few clicks of the mouse.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Other People Are Reading


  1. 1

    Right-click on the Excel 2010 spreadsheet shape in which you want to insert hatching.

  2. 2

    Click "Format Shape" to display an options box.

  3. 3

    Click "Fill" to display fill options.

  4. 4

    Click "Pattern Fill" from the list to display available fill patterns.

  5. 5

    Click the hatching pattern you want to insert in the shape and then click "Close."

Don't Miss

  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.