Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Changing the Appearance of Diagram Shapes
Move the pointer over a corner selection handle, and when the pointer
changes to a two-headed arrow, click and start dragging.
Notice that the text inside the shape remains the same size although the
shape is larger. To change the size of the text in a shape, see “Changing fonts
and font sizes on shapes,” later in this chapter.
To return a diagram shape to its original size after you’ve fooled with it,
right-click the shape and choose Reset Shape.
Exchanging one shape for another
Another way to call attention to an important part of a diagram is to change
shapes, as shown in Figure 2-10. Rather than a conventional shape, use an
oval, block arrow, or star. You can substitute a shape in the Shapes gallery
for any diagram shape (Chapter 4 of this mini-book explores the Shapes
gallery). To exchange one shape for another in a diagram, select the shape and
use one of these techniques:
On the (SmartArt Tools) Format tab, click the Change Shape button and
select a shape in the Shapes gallery.
Right-click the shape, choose Change Shape on the shortcut menu, and
select a shape on the submenu.
Figure 2-10:
shapes and
shapes in a
Changing a shape’s color, fill, or outline
Yet another way to call attention to a shape is to change its color, fill, or
outline border, as shown in Figure 2-11. Select a shape and go to the (SmartArt
Tools) Format tab to change a shape’s color, fill, or outline.
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