Learn how you can combine shapes in PowerPoint 2016 using the Combine command.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
OS: Windows 7 and higher
There are so many shapes available within PowerPoint 2016 -- and that's good because that
means so many more possibilities to create your own unique shapes by using any of the
Merge Shapes commands. One of the amazing options within Merge Shapes
is Combine -- this retains areas where the shapes do not overlap while removing the overlapping areas -- think of Combine as an
amazing cutout option! You can see examples of the Combine option in play within Figure 1, below -- the three
examples on the top area of the slide are separate shapes placed over each other. The shapes that you see at the bottom of the slide are the same shapes
with the Combine option applied -- resulting in a cutout, remnant shape.
Figure 1: Sample showing use of the Combine command
Once you finish reading this tutorial, do view the sample presentations embedded on the bottom of this page to see more samples of shapes that use the Combine command.
Follow these steps to learn more:
Do remember these guidelines for any tasks that involve the usage of this command. The Combine command:
You will see these guidelines in use within the embedded presentations below (scroll down this page).
The sample presentations below show how we used different shapes placed next to and above each other, and then combined.Click below to view this presentation on SlideShare Click below to view this presentation on YouTube
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