Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Handling Rectangles, Ovals, Stars, and Other Shapes
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
✦ Hold down the Shift key and drag a corner handle to change a shape’s
size and retain its symmetry.
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.