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 …