Add shapes

You can add shapes, such as boxes, circles, and arrows, to your documents, email messages, slide shows, and spreadsheets. 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, numbering, and Quick Styles to them.

For more information about using charts or SmartArt in your documents, see When should I use a SmartArt graphic and when should I use a chart?

Which program are you using?



Excel

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click Shapes.
  2. Click the shape you want, click anywhere in the workbook, and then drag to place the shape.

To create a perfect square or circle (or constrain the dimensions of other shapes), press and hold Shift while you drag.

 Tip   You can add individual shapes to a chart, or add shapes on top of a SmartArt graphic to customize the chart or the graphic.

Outlook

  1. Click anywhere in the body of an email message, and on the Insert tab, click Shapes.
  2. Click the shape you want, click anywhere in the message body, and then drag to place the shape.

To create a perfect square or circle (or constrain the dimensions of other shapes), press and hold Shift while you drag.

PowerPoint

  1. On the Home tab, in the Drawing group, click a shape in the gallery.
    The Shapes gallery
    If you've shrunk the PowerPoint window on your screen, you'll see the Shapes command. The Shapes button Click that, and then click a shape.
  2. Click anywhere on the slide, and then drag to place the shape.

To create a perfect square or circle (or constrain the dimensions of other shapes), press and hold Shift while you drag.

 Tip   You can add individual shapes to a chart, or add shapes on top of a SmartArt graphic to customize the chart or SmartArt graphic.

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Project

To follow these steps, you need to open or create a report. To do that, click Project, click Reports, click an existing report, or click More Reports and select a report from the list in the Reports dialog box, or click New.

  1. In the open report, click Format, click Drawing, and then click the shape you want to use.
  2. Click anywhere in the project, and then drag to place the shape.

Word

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click Shapes.
  2. Click the shape that you want, click anywhere in the document, and then drag to place the shape.

To create a perfect square or circle (or constrain the dimensions of other shapes), press and hold Shift while you drag.

You can add individual shapes to a chart or add shapes on top of a SmartArt graphic to customize the chart or SmartArt graphic.

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What else do you want to do?


Add text to a shape

Insert a shape, or click an existing shape, and then enter text.

  1. Right-click the shape and click Add Text.
  2. Type your text, then click outside the shape.


 Notes 

  • The text that you add becomes part of the shape — if you rotate or flip the shape, the text rotates or flips also.

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Change from one shape to another shape

 Note    These commands aren't available in Project.

  1. Click the shape you want to change.

To change multiple shapes, press Ctrl while you click the shapes that you want to change.

  1. On the Format tab, in the Insert Shapes group, click Edit Shape Edit shape button image, point to Change Shape, and then click the new shape that you want.

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Add multiple shapes to your file

Instead of adding individual shapes to create a drawing, you might want to create a SmartArt graphic. In a SmartArt graphic, the arrangement of the shapes and the font size in those shapes is updated automatically as you add or remove shapes and edit your text.

What program are you using?



Excel

  1. On the Insert tab, click Shapes.
  2. Right-click the shape you want to add, and then click Lock Drawing Mode.
  3. Click anywhere in the workbook, and then drag to place the shape.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each shape that you want to add.

 Tip   To create a perfect square or circle (or constrain the dimensions of other shapes), press and hold Shift while you drag.

  1. After you add all the shapes you want, press Esc.

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Outlook

  1. Click anywhere in the body of an email message, and on the Insert tab, click Shapes.
  2. Right-click the shape you want to add, and then click Lock Drawing Mode.
  3. Click anywhere in the message and drag to place the shape.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each shape that you want to add.

 Tip   To create a perfect square or circle (or constrain the dimensions of other shapes), press and hold Shift while you drag.

  1. After you add all the shapes you want, press Esc.

PowerPoint

  1. On the Home tab, in the Drawing group, click Shapes.
  2. Right-click the shape that you want to add, and then click Lock Drawing Mode.
  3. Click anywhere in the on the slide, and then drag to place the shape.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each shape that you want to add.

 Tip   To create a perfect square or circle (or constrain the dimensions of other shapes), press and hold Shift while you drag.

  1. After you add all the shapes that you want, press Esc.

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Project

To follow these steps, you need to open or create a report. To do that, click Project, click Reports, click an existing report, or click More Reports and select a report from the list in the Reports dialog box, or click New.

  1. Right-click the shape that you want to add, and then click Lock Drawing Mode.
  2. Click anywhere in the on the slide, and then drag to place the shape.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each shape that you want to add.

 Tip   To create a perfect square or circle (or constrain the dimensions of other shapes), press and hold Shift while you drag.

  1. After you add all the shapes that you want, press Esc.

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Word

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click Shapes. Button image.
  2. Right-click the shape that you want to add, and then click Lock Drawing Mode.
  3. Click anywhere in the document, and then drag to place the shape.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each shape that you want to add.

 Tip   To create a perfect square or circle (or constrain the dimensions of other shapes), press and hold Shift while you drag.

  1. After you add all the shapes that you want, press Esc.

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Add a bulleted or numbered list to a shape

  1. Select the text in the shape that you want to add bullets or numbering to.
  2. Right-click the selected text, and on the shortcut menu, point to Bullets, and then click Bullets and Numbering.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • To add bullets, click the Bulleted tab, and then choose the options that you want.
    • To add numbering, click the Numbered tab, and then choose the options that you want.

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Add a Quick Style to a shape

Quick Styles let you apply a style to your shape with one click. You'll find the styles in the Quick Style gallery. When you rest your pointer over a Quick Style thumbnail, you can see how the style affects your shape.

  1. Click the shape you want to change.
  2. On the Format tab, in the Shape Styles group, click the Quick Style you want to use.
  3. To see more Quick Styles, click the More button: Button image.

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Delete a shape

  • Click the shape that you want to delete, and then press Delete. To delete multiple shapes, press Ctrl while you click the shapes that you want to delete, and then press Delete.

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Excel 2013, Outlook 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Project Professional 2013, Project Standard 2013, Word 2013