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Drawing a Perfect Square in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Learn how to draw a square in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows. Constraining the width and height of your shape to be the same is key to creating a square in PowerPoint.


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Product/Version: PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

OS: Microsoft Windows XP and higher





In a previous tutorial, we showed you how to draw a perfect circle. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to draw a perfect square in PowerPoint 2010 using those same principles. Follow these steps to learn more in PowerPoint 2010 in Windows:

  1. Launch PowerPoint 2010 for Windows. Most of the time, PowerPoint will open with a new slide in a presentation. PowerPoint 2010 users can change the slide layout to Blank by selecting Home tab | Layout | Blank option.
  2. Within the Home or Insert tab of the Ribbon, click the Shapes button to view the Shapes gallery that you can see in Figure 1. Select the Rectangle shape since that's what we will use to draw a square.
  3. Rectangle shape selected
    Figure 1: Rectangle shape selected
  4. Use any of these two options to place a perfect square on your slide:
    • Click anywhere on the slide to add the Rectangle shape in a predefined size (typically 1 inch x 1 inch), as shown in Figure 2.
    • For resizing, hold down the Shift key while dragging any of the four corner handles to retain the square proportion (preventing the square from becoming an rectangle).
    • Square shape placed on the slide
      Figure 2: Square shape placed on the slide
    • Alternatively, click on the slide. Don't let go off the mouse yet, instead hold the Shift key while dragging to constrain the height and width proportions, as shown in Figure 3. Optionally, you can hold the Ctrl key (in addition to the Shift key) to draw a square from the center.
    • Drawing a square while holding the
      Figure 3: Drawing a square while holding the
  5. Save your presentation.

See Also:

Circles and Squares: Drawing a Perfect Square in PowerPoint (Index Page)

Drawing a Perfect Square in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Drawing a Perfect Square in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

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