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Add and work with shapes, which are one of the most important building blocks on a slide, including rectangles, ovals, and triangles.
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Adding and manipulating shapes.
When to use
To add shapes with text or to create flow charts.
- Insert shapes from the:
- Click the Insert tab, and within the Illustrations group, click the arrow below the Shapes button, or
- Click the Home tab, within the Drawing group, or
- With the shape selected, click the Format tab, go to the Insert Shapes group.
- With the shape selected, click the slide to drop a shape on it, or drag a marquee (used to select parts of an image) with the pointer and release.
- Connectors are connected to shapes when a red dot is visible. The yellow diamond changes the shape center point. A white dot indicates the connector is not connected to a shape.
- Shapes can be formatted – Format tab, Shape Styles group.
- Connectors can be formatted – with a connector selected, Format tab, Shape Styles group.
- To add text to a shape, select the shape with your pointer and start typing.
Right-click a shape icon and select Lock Drawing Mode to drop multiple shapes to the slide with the pointer. Connectors properly connected to a shape stay connected to that shape when the shape is moved.
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