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Shapes

Learn how you can create and manipulate shapes in PowerPoint -- knowledge of working with shapes is significant because they are the building blocks of creativity in PowerPoint.


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Windows

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Basics About Shapes

  1. Types of Shapes
  2. Insert Shapes
  3. Resizing Shapes
  4. Rotate Shapes
  5. Flip Shapes

Advanced Shape Techniques

  1. Manipulating Shapes by Dragging Yellow Handles

Selecting Shapes

  1. Select and Deselect Shapes
  2. Select, Deselect, View, and Hide Shapes Using the Selection Pane

Duplicating Shapes, and Drawing Multiple Shapes

  1. Duplicate Shapes Using Ctrl+D
  2. Duplicate Shapes by Dragging

Merge Shapes

  1. Merge Shape Commands
  2. Shape Combine
  3. Shape Union
  4. Shape Fragment Command
  5. Shape Intersect Command
  6. Shape Subtract
  7. Convert Text to Shapes by Intersecting
  8. Convert Text to Shapes by Fragmenting
  9. Merge Shapes with Pictures

Group, Nudge, and Reorder Shapes

  1. Group, Ungroup, and Regroup Shapes
  2. Nudge Shapes

Text in Shapes

  1. Text within Shapes

Aligning and Distributing Shapes

  1. Align Shapes
  2. Align Shapes to Center of Slide

Text in Shapes

  1. Rotate Text 180° within Shapes
  2. Align Text within Shapes / Text Boxes

Exotic Shapes

  1. Cookie Cutter Shapes

Windows

PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Basics About Shapes

  1. Types of Shapes
  2. Insert Shapes
  3. Resizing Shapes
  4. Rotate Shapes
  5. Flip Shapes
  6. Shift Key Fun
  7. Rotation Fun

Advanced Shape Techniques

  1. Change One Shape to Another
  2. Manipulating Shapes by Dragging Yellow Squares
  3. Format Painter
  4. Change a Diagonal Line to a Horizontal / Vertical Line
  5. Finding Length of a Diagonal Line
  6. Flip and Rotate Picture Fills for Shapes
  7. Working with Pie Shapes
  8. Drawing Arcs

Selecting Shapes

  1. Select, Deselect, View, and Hide Shapes Using the Selection Pane
  2. Select and Deselect Shapes

Duplicating Shapes, and Drawing Multiple Shapes

  1. Duplicate Shapes by Dragging
  2. Duplicate Shapes Using Ctrl+D
  3. Drawing Multiple Shapes Quickly

Aligning and Distributing Shapes

  1. Align Shapes
  2. Align Shapes to Center of Slide
  3. Distribute Shapes
  4. Space Objects Equally

Group, Nudge, and Reorder Shapes

  1. Group, Ungroup, and Regroup Shapes
  2. Nudge and Move Shapes
  3. Reorder Shapes

Circles and Squares

  1. Drawing a Perfect Circle
  2. Drawing a Perfect Square
  3. Creating Semi-Circles
  4. Creating Half Circle

Text in Shapes

  1. Text within Shapes
  2. Align Text within Shapes / Text Boxes
  3. Rotate Text 180° within Shapes

Merge Shapes

  1. Merge Shapes
  2. Union Command
  3. Combine Command
  4. Fragment Command
  5. Intersect Command
  6. Subtract Command
  7. Convert Text to Shapes by Intersecting
  8. Convert Text to Shapes by Fragmenting
  9. Merge Shapes with Pictures
  10. Create Jigsaw Shapes with Merge Shapes Commands

Callouts

  1. Callout Shapes
  2. Attributing and Positioning Callouts
  3. Formatting Callouts
  4. Creating Diagonal Callouts

Action Buttons

  1. Action Buttons
  2. Default Behaviors for Action Buttons
  3. Hyperlinks for Action Buttons
  4. Adding Iconography to Action Buttons

Drawing Lines

  1. Drawing Lines
  2. Drawing Curved Lines
  3. Drawing Freeform Lines
  4. Drawing Scribble Lines

Advanced Drawing Techniques

  1. Edit Points for Shapes
  2. Add or Delete Points (Vertexes) for Shapes
  3. Types of Points (Vertexes)
  4. Edit Points - Open and Close Paths
  5. Edit Points: Curved and Straight Line Segments

Connectors

  1. Smart Connectors
  2. Types of Connectors
  3. Drawing Connectors
  4. Change Connector Type
  5. Formatting Connectors
  6. Change Connector Color
  7. Detach, Re-attach, and Delete Connectors
  8. Reroute Connectors
  9. Creating Anchor Points for Connectors

Exotic Shapes

  1. Drawing Target Diagrams
  2. Drawing Parabolas
  3. Drawing Hyperbolas
  4. Creating Curved Shapes
  5. Drawing Trees
  6. Drawing Shopping Bags
  7. Cookie Cutter Shapes
  8. Drawing a CD or DVD

WindowsPowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Basics About Shapes

  1. Types of Shapes
  2. Insert Shapes
  3. Resizing Shapes
  4. Rotate Shapes
  5. Flip Shapes
  6. Shift Key Fun

Advanced Shape Techniques

  1. Change One Shape To Another
  2. Manipulating Shapes by Dragging Diamonds
  3. Format Painter
  4. Flip and Rotate Picture Fills for Shapes
  5. Working with Pie Shapes
  6. Drawing Arcs

Selecting Shapes

  1. Select, Deselect, View, and Hide Shapes Using the Selection and Visibility Task Pane
  2. Select and Deselect Shapes

Duplicating Shapes, and Drawing Multiple Shapes

  1. Duplicate Shapes by Dragging
  2. Duplicate Shapes Using Ctrl+D
  3. Drawing Multiple Shapes Quickly

Aligning and Distributing Shapes

  1. Align Shapes
  2. Align Shapes to Center of Slide
  3. Distribute Shapes

Group, Nudge, and Reorder Shapes

  1. Group, Ungroup and Regroup Shapes
  2. Nudge and Move Shapes
  3. Reorder Shapes

Circles and Squares

  1. Drawing a Perfect Circle
  2. Drawing a Perfect Square
  3. Creating Semi-Circles
  4. Creating Half Circle

Text in Shapes

  1. Text Within Shapes
  2. Align Text Within Shapes / Text Box

Merge Shapes

  1. Add Combine Shape Commands to the Quick Access Toolbar
  2. Shape Combine Command
  3. Shape Intersect Command
  4. Shape Subtract Command
  5. Shape Union Command

Action Buttons

  1. Action Buttons
  2. Default Behaviors for Action Buttons
  3. Hyperlinks for Action Buttons

Drawing Lines

  1. Drawing Lines
  2. Drawing Curved Lines
  3. Drawing Freeform Line
  4. Drawing Scribble Lines

Advanced Drawing Techniques

  1. Edit Points for Shapes
  2. Add or Delete Points (Vertexes) for Shapes
  3. Types of Points (Vertexes)
  4. Edit Points: Open and Close Paths
  5. Edit Points: Curved and Straight Segment

Connectors

  1. Smart Connectors
  2. Types of Connectors
  3. Drawing Connectors
  4. Change Connector Type
  5. Formatting Connectors
  6. Change Connector Color
  7. Detach, Re-attach, and Delete Connectors
  8. Reroute Connectors
  9. Creating Anchor Points for Connectors

Exotic Shapes

  1. Drawing Target Diagram
  2. Drawing Parabola
  3. Drawing Hyperbola
  4. Creating Curved Shape
  5. Drawing Trees
  6. Drawing Shopping Bags
  7. Cookie Cutter Shapes
  8. Drawing a CD or DVD
  9. Create Dashed Line Borders
  10. Drawing a Flag
  11. Create Organic Boxes

Windows PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

Basics About Shapes

  1. Types of Shapes
  2. Insert Shapes

Group, Nudge, and Reorder Shapes

  1. Grouping Slide Objects
  2. Ungrouping Slide Objects

Semi-Circles and Half Circles

  1. Creating Semi-Circles
  2. Creating Half Circle

Advanced Drawing Techniques

  1. Edit Points for Shapes
  2. Add or Delete Points (Vertexes) for Shapes
  3. Edit Points: Open and Close Paths
  4. Edit Points: Curved and Straight Line Segments

Windows PowerPoint 2002 and 2003 for Windows

About AutoShapes

  1. Inserting AutoShape
  2. Changing AutoShape

Group, Nudge, and Reorder Shapes

  1. Grouping Slide Objects
  2. Grouping in PowerPoint - Troubleshooting Issues
  3. Grouping and Ungrouping Shortcut Keys in PowerPoint
  4. Ungrouping Slide Objects
  5. Ungrouping in PowerPoint - Troubleshooting Issues

Semi-Circles and Half Circles

  1. Creating Semi-Circles in PowerPoint 2003
  2. Half Circle in PowerPoint 2003
  3. Semi-Circles Again

Advanced Drawing Techniques

  1. Edit Points for Shapes
  2. Add or Delete Points (Vertexes)
  3. Types of Points (Vertexes)

MacPowerPoint 2011 for Mac

Basics About Shapes

  1. Types of Shapes
  2. Insert Shapes
  3. Resizing Shapes
  4. Rotate Shapes
  5. Flip Shapes
  6. Shift Key Fun
  7. Rotation Fun

Advanced Shape Techniques

  1. Change One Shape To Another
  2. Manipulating Shapes by Dragging Diamonds
  3. Format Painter
  4. Change a Diagonal Line to a Horizontal / Vertical Line
  5. Finding Length of a Diagonal Line
  6. Flip and Rotate Picture Fills for Shapes
  7. Working with Pie Shapes
  8. Drawing Arcs

Selecting Shapes

  1. Select and Deselect Shapes

Duplicating Shapes, and Drawing Multiple Shapes

  1. Duplicate Shapes by Dragging
  2. Duplicate Shapes Using Command+D

Aligning and Distributing Shapes

  1. Align Shapes
  2. Align Shapes to the Center of the Slide
  3. Distribute Shapes

Group, Nudge, and Reorder Shapes

  1. Group, Ungroup and Regroup Shapes
  2. Nudge and Move Shapes
  3. Reorder Slide Objects
  4. Dynamic Reordering of Shapes
  5. Dynamic Reorder of Overlapping Shapes

Circles and Squares

  1. Drawing a Perfect Circle
  2. Drawing a Perfect Square
  3. Creating Semi-Circles
  4. Creating Half Circle
  5. Creating Curved Shapes

Text in Shapes

  1. Text Within Shapes
  2. Align Text Within Shapes / Text Boxes
  3. Rotate Text 180° within Shapes

Merge Shapes

  1. Combine Shapes Commands
  2. Shape Combine Command
  3. Shape Union Command
  4. Shape Intersect Command
  5. Shape Subtract Command

Callouts

  1. Callout Shapes
  2. Attributing and Positioning Callouts
  3. Formatting Callouts
  4. Creating Diagonal Callouts

Action Buttons

  1. Action Buttons
  2. Default Behaviors for Action Buttons
  3. Hyperlinks for Action Buttons

Drawing Lines

  1. Drawing Lines
  2. Drawing Curved Lines
  3. Drawing Freeform Lines
  4. Drawing Scribble Lines

Advanced Drawing Techniques

  1. Edit Points for Shapes
  2. Add or Delete Points (Vertexes) of Shapes
  3. Types of Points (Vertexes)
  4. Edit Points: Open and Close Paths
  5. Edit Points: Curved and Straight Line Segments

Connectors

  1. Smart Connectors
  2. Types of Connectors
  3. Drawing Connectors
  4. Change Connector Type
  5. Formatting Connectors
  6. Change Connector Color
  7. Detach, Re-attach, and Delete Connectors
  8. Reroute Connectors
  9. Creating Anchor Points for Connectors

Exotic Shapes

  1. Drawing Target Diagrams
  2. Drawing Parabola
  3. Drawing Hyperbola
  4. Drawing Trees
  5. Drawing Shopping Bags
  6. Cookie Cutter Shapes
  7. Drawing a CD or a DVD
  8. Create Dashed Line Borders
  9. Drawing a Flag
  10. Create Organic Boxes

Shapes



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