All you need to know about shapes in Word(insert shape, fill color, add text, change shape, group shape, rotate shape)

How to insert a shape in a Word document?

To insert a shape

  1. On the ribbon menu, under the tab Insert, within the group illustrations, click icon Shapes.  A drop-down list appears with various shapes.
  2. Click a shape, the mouse cursor changes to a ‘+’ sign.
  3. Draw the shape in your document.
  4. Resize the shape by dragging the resize handles.

To add/remove fill color and outline color of a shape

  1. Select the shape in the document.
  2. Click tab Format under Drawing Tools.
  3. Within group Shape Styles, click icon Shape Fill and then
    1. Select a fill color from the palette.
    2. Click ‘No Fill’ to remove fill color.
  4. Within group Shape Styles, click Shape Outline, and then
    1. Select an outline color for the shape.
    2. Click ‘No Outline’ to remove the outline color of the shape.

How add text to a shape in Word

  1. Select a shape and right-click.
  2. From the right-click menu, select option Add Text.

 

How to change a shape?

  1. Select the shape in the document.
  2. Click tab Format under Drawing Tools from the ribbon menu.
  3. Within group Insert Shape, click Edit Shape.
  4. From the drop-down list, select option Edit Shape.
  5. Select a new shape.

How to group shapes in a document

  1. On the ribbon menu, under the tab Insert, within the group illustrations, click Shapes.
  2. Press and hold the keys CTRL or SHIFT or CTRL+SHIFT and click the shapes one by one.
  3. Right-click and click Group and the click Group from the sub menu.

How to rotate a shape

  1. Select the shape.
  2. Click tab Format under Drawing Tools from the ribbon menu.
  3. Within the group Arrange, click Rotate.
  4. From the drop-down menu, select any of the options or click ‘More Rotation Option’.
  5. In the Layout dialog box, under the tab Size, enter the angle of rotation.
  6. Click OK.

How to rotate text inside a shape

  1. Select text inside a shape.
  2. Click tab Format under Drawing Tools from the ribbon menu.
  3. Within the group Text, click Text Direction.
  4. Select an option from the drop-down list.

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