Learn how you can use the Shape Subtract option within PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
OS: Windows 7 and higher
PowerPoint 2016 lets you change the appearance of
merged shapes -- don't get fooled by how easy-to-use this is
because the results you can end up with can be seriously impressive. In all, there are 5 options that let you merge shapes, and we have already
explored 4 of them. In this tutorial, we'll show you how you can use the Subtract option to subtract one shape (or even multiple
shapes), from the first selected shape. You can see examples of the Subtract 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 Subtract option applied -- resulting in a single, cutout shape.
Figure 1: Sample showing use of the Subtract 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 Subtract command.
The Subtract command is one of Merge Shape commands in PowerPoint 2016. Follow these steps to learn more:
Do remember these guidelines for any tasks that involve the usage of this command. The Subtract 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 subtracted.
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