Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Handling Rectangles, Ovals, Stars, and Other Shapes
Figure 4-6:
Drag to
draw a
shape
(top); drag
a diamond
to change
a shape’s
symmetry
(bottom).
Hold down the Shift key as you drag if you want the shape to retain its
proportions. For example, to draw a circle, select the Oval shape and
hold down the Shift key as you draw.
Changing a shape’s size and shape
Selection handles appear on the corners and sides of a shape after you
select it. With the selection handles showing, you can change a shape’s size
and shape:
Hold down the Shift key and drag a corner handle to change a shape’s
size and retain its symmetry.
Book VIII
Chapter 4
Drag a side, top, or bottom handle to stretch or scrunch a shape.
Choosing a different shape
To exchange one shape for another, select the shape and follow these steps:
1. On the (Drawing Tools) Format tab, click the Edit Shape button.
You can find this button in the Insert Shapes group.
2. Choose Change Shape on the drop-down list.
3. Select a new shape in the Shapes gallery.
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