Learn how you can unite shapes in PowerPoint 2016 using the Union command.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
OS: Windows 7 and higher
Union is part of the Merge Shapes commands in
PowerPoint 2016 -- this lets you unite two or more shapes with each other. The benefit of the Shape Union option is that you can quickly create complex
shapes that may not have been easy to accomplish otherwise within PowerPoint. You can see examples of the Union 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 Union option applied -- resulting in a single, unified
Figure 1: Samples showing use of the Union 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 Union command.
Do remember these guidelines for any tasks that involve the usage of this command. The Union 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 united.Click below to view this presentation on SlideShare Click below to view this presentation on YouTube
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