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Draw a Shape
Draw a Shape
There are many predefined shapes that you can easily draw on a slide to add visual interest. For
example, you might want to put a solid, rectangular background behind a few clip art images.
There are many available shapes, from simple geometric shapes to thought bubbles and arrows. You
can choose these shapes from a gallery and draw them by simply clicking and dragging. You can type
text into many of the shapes, and change the formatting of the shape, the border, and the text. The
shape gallery even includes action buttons that run simple actions.
Draw a Shape
1 Select a slide in Normal view.
Note: To learn how to select a slide,
see Chapter 2.
2 Click the Insert tab.
3 Click Shapes .
The gallery of shapes appears.
4 Click the shape you want to draw.
The gallery closes, and the mouse
pointer ( ) changes to the
crosshair pointer ( ).
5 Click the slide to insert the shape.
When you release the mouse
button, the shape appears.
Note: You can also click and drag the
crosshair pointer ( ) to size the
shape while inserting it.
Note: You can use the Rectangle or
Oval shape to draw a square or circle.
Press as you drag to keep the
shape perfect.
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