Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Creating Other Shapes
1. Click the Shapes button in the Illustrations group of the Insert tab.
The Shapes gallery appears.
2. Select the shape you want to insert.
When you select one of the shapes, the Shapes gallery disappears and
PowerPoint is poised to draw the shape you selected.
3. Click the slide where you want the shape to appear and then drag the
shape to the desired size.
Hold down the Shift key while drawing the Shape to create an evenly
When you release the mouse button, the Shape object takes on the
current fill color and line style.
4. (Optional) Start typing if you want the shape to contain text.
After you’ve typed your text, you can use PowerPoint’s formatting features
to change its typeface, size, color, and so on. For more information, refer
to Chapter 8.
Some shapes — especially the stars and banners — cry out for text. Figure 12-4
shows how you can use a star shape to add a jazzy burst to a slide.
Figure 12-4: Use a star shape to make your presentation look like a late-night infomercial.