How to Change a Shape in PowerPoint on the Fly

In PowerPoint you can use shapes to draw objects, elements and create nice graphics. Sometimes you need to experiment the look by using different shapes but here is a quick tip that will help you to change shapes on the fly, for example if you need to convert a rectangle shape into a trapezoid or any other shape.

How to change a shape in PowerPoint on the fly

In order to do this, you need to select the original shape and then go to Format menu and look for Edit Shape option. This is the way to change shapes in PowerPoint 2010 but likely can be done in the same way in the recent version of PowerPoint 2013.

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In this example above we chose a Trapezoid shape in PowerPoint as the target shape, so the original rectangular shape will be replaced by this one. You can experiment the same using any other shape.