How-to Draw a Straight Line with Excel Shapes

Have you ever tried to draw a straight line in Excel only to get frustrated?

Not so straight line

It can be so Frustrating 🙂 to be off by one or 2 pixels.

How to draw a straight line in Excel


Well Excel has the solution and you may not know the extremely easy Trick.


Here is the Tip:

Hold down the Shift Key while you draw the line with your mouse.

As you hold the Shift Key down, you will be able to draw 3 types of lines:

  1. Vertical
  2. Horizontal
  3. Diagonal

Draw Straight Line Choices


Video Tutorial

Check out the quick video demonstration here:

Hope this helps.  What is your favorite Tip or Trick in Excel?