Shapes for PowerPoint

How to Add a Soft Shadow in PowerPoint 2010

You can change the shape properties and add a glow and soft edges to any existing shape to make it look really awesome. For example, if we want to create a custom shadow in PowerPoint that looks more realistic then we can use the soft edge style. In this example below we will create a …

OfficeOne Shape Locker for PowerPoint

OfficeOne Shape Locker for PowerPoint is an add-in that lets you lock PowerPoint shapes while editing a PowerPoint presentation. This can be very practical for example to prevent you accidentally end up changing the shape of an object within a PowerPoint presentation or when a video, placeholder or text-box in a slide is moved to …

How to Draw a Coca Cola Bottle in PowerPoint 2010 using Shapes

This article will demonstrate how to use the freeform and shape operations to draw a simple but useful Coca Cola bottle in PowerPoint 2010. First, we start embedding a simple bottle in PowerPoint that we will use as the stencil template. Then we will use the curve shape option to draw the contour of the bottle …

How to Draw a Circular Arrow in PowerPoint 2010 using Shapes

Once upon a time you need to create circular arrows for your presentation slides. In PowerPoint you can create this kind of circular arrows by using different approaches. One approach can be using a normal arrow style or big arrow shape and then edit the points to make it curve. You can make curve arrows …

How to Align Shapes in PowerPoint 2010

The following tutorial covers aligning shapes in PowerPoint. Compared with the rest of a slide you may want shapes aligned a certain way for aesthetics. There is an automatic way to do it thanks to a function in PowerPoint and a way of aligning in relation to another shape manually. First let’s start with the …

How to Insert a Quarter Circle Shapes in PowerPoint 2010

Many users may be interested to insert a quarter circle shape in their presentations. Then you can for example duplicate the quarter circle and create a quad matrix or quad PowerPoint chart. This can be done with SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint but if you want to do it manually to have whole control on the …

How to Create Text Columns in PowerPoint 2010

If you need to add text in columns using PowerPoint then we will show you how to create text columns for your slides. This can be easily configured in a text shape in PowerPoint 2010 using the textbox properties. Like in the picture below, we have used three columns for the sample PowerPoint showing how …