What do you mean by shapes in PowerPoint?

How do you use shapes in PowerPoint?

To add a shape, click Insert, click Shapes, select a shape, and then click and drag to draw the shape. After you add one or more shapes, you can add text, bullets, and numbering to them, and you can change their fill, outline, and other effects on the Format tab.

How many shapes are there in PowerPoint?

PowerPoint comes with over 90+ built-in shapes to choose from so it’s easy to create one with just a few clicks. After you select one from Insert > Shapes, click anywhere on the screen, drag and release to form your shape.

How do you customize shapes in PowerPoint?

How to create a custom shape

  1. Right-click on the shape and choose Edit Points in the popup menu:
  2. Under Drawing Tools (it will appear when you select the shape), on the Format tab, in the Insert Shapes group, click on the Edit Shape dropdown list, and then choose Edit Points:

How do you format a shape?

To begin, select the shapes you want to format. To select more than one, press and hold the Shift key. When you select one or more shapes, a new Drawing Tools tab appears. Here, you can select Shape Fill to fill the selected shapes with a solid color, gradient, texture, or picture.

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How do I get the format tab in PowerPoint?

Select the image you want to crop, then click the Format tab. Click the Crop drop-down arrow. Hover the mouse over Crop to Shape, then select the desired shape from the drop-down menu that appears. The image will appear formatted as the shape.

Why are shapes used in PowerPoint?

Shapes can be used to add interest to a presentation, to emphasize a point, or just to make your presentation look a bit more exciting. PowerPoint’s shapes are great because you can format them with colors, 3-D effects and shadows, and they always look perfect, even when you scale them really large or very small.

How do I group all shapes in PowerPoint?

To group objects in PowerPoint using a keyboard shortcut:

  1. In Normal View or Slide Master View, Shift-click or Ctrl-click the pictures, shapes or other objects you want to group.
  2. Press Ctrl + G. The selected objects will be grouped together and have a single set of selection and rotation handles.