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Add a gradient color to a shape
Article Add a color to the inside or fill of your shape that gradually changes from one color to another in Office documents.
Excel 2013, Outlook 2013...
Add a shape fill or effect
Article Change the look of a shape by changing its interior or outline, or by adding effects like shadows, reflections or bevels.
Excel 2013, Outlook 2013...
Change the colors in a text box or shape
Article In your Office files, you can change the color, weight, or style of the outside border of a text box or change the fill or background color.
Excel 2013, Outlook 2013...
Change the default settings for lines and shapes
Article Change the default colors for lines, and options for shapes in Office, so a new shape uses the options you want.
Excel 2013, Outlook 2013...
Create a custom shape in PowerPoint 2010
Link Combine multiple shapes to create complex custom shapes using the new Combine Shapes feature in PowerPoint 2010.
PowerPoint 2010
Flip a text box, shape, WordArt, or picture
Article Flip a text box, shape, WordArt or picture to create a reverse image in Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, and Word 2013.
Excel 2013, Outlook 2013...
Keyboard shortcuts for working with shapes, text boxes, and WordArt
Article Shortcut keys that can be used when creating, moving, resizing, or changing shapes, text boxes, and WordArt in Office.
PowerPoint 2013, Project Professional 2013...
Remove or change the border on a text box or shape
Article In Office 2013, you can remove the lines around a text box or the outline or outside border of a text box.
Excel 2013, Outlook 2013...
Rotate a text box, shape, WordArt, or picture
Article Rotate text boxes, shapes, WordArt or pictures in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Project 2013. Learn about the rotation handle and other options on the P...
Excel 2013, Outlook 2013...
Video: Use Edit Points to change shapes in PowerPoint
Link Video showing different ways to use Edit Points in PowerPoint 2010. See how to move points, adjust the curving segments, or add and delete points in a shape.
PowerPoint 2010