Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Practice tasks
After drawing a shape, you can further modify it by using the commands on the Format
tool tab. For example, you can:
Add text to a shape. PowerPoint centers the text as you enter it, and the text
becomes part of the shape.
Change the size and color of the shape and its border.
Apply special effects, such as making the shape look three-dimensional.
You can format the shape by selecting a preconigured set of formatting from the Shape
Styles gallery, or by individually formatting the shape ill, outline, and effects. Having
made changes to one shape, you can easily apply the same attributes to another shape
by using the Format Painter tool.
To insert shapes
1. On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click the Shapes button.
2. In the Shapes gallery, click the shape you want, and then do one of the following:
Click on the slide to insert a shape of the default dimensions.
Drag on the slide to insert a shape of a custom size and shape.
Tip To draw a circle or a square, click the Oval or a Rectangle shape, and hold down
the Shift key while you drag.
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