How to Create the Perfect Shapes (Circle, Square, Star, and More) in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013? Options

codeling Posts: 1103 Points: 4638
Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 6:15:00 PM

If you have even tried to draw a circle or square on a slide, you might have noticed that the tool is actually called ellipse or rectangle which does not automatically give you a perfectly proportional shape.

The next time that you want an evenly proportioned shape, select the shape that you want in Insert tab.

Press and hold down [Shift] and then draw the object. Release the mouse before letting go of the [Shift] key and you will have a perfect circle (or square). Hold [Shift] again if you need to re­size the shape.

This trick can also be used for drawing other shapes including stars, octagons, triangles, and more.

 
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