Create shapes, WordArt, and SmartArt

Draw shapes

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Sometimes the best way to get your point across is to draw it.

  1. Select Insert > Shapes.

  2. Select the shape you want to add.

  3. Click and drag to draw it.

Tips: 

  • To create a perfect square or circle, press and hold the Shift key while you drag.

  • To resize the shape, drag one of the control handles on the corners or sides.

  • To rotate it, drag the rotation handle at the top.

  • To change other parts of some shapes, drag a yellow control handle.

  • To add text to your shape, just select it and start typing.

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