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Insert and Edit Shapes

How to Insert and Edit Shapes in Google Slides

Insert and Edit Shapes

Insert a Shape

  1. Click the Shape button on the toolbar.
  2. Select a shape category.
  3. Select a shape.
    Insert a Shape
  4. Click where you want to insert the shape.
    Insert a Shape

The shape is placed.

Move and Resize a Shape

Once the shape is inserted, it can be resized and moved around.

  1. Click and drag a shape to move it.
    Move and Resize a Shape
  2. Click and drag a shape's resize handles to resize it.
    Move and Resize a Shape

Format a Shape

You can also change the fill and border color of a shape, as well as the width and style of the shape border.

  1. Select a shape.
  2. Click the Fill color button.
  3. Select a fill color.
    Format a Shape
  4. Click the Border color button.
  5. Select a border color.
    Format a Shape
  6. Click the Border weight button.
  7. Select a border weight.
    Format a Shape
  8. Click the Border dash button.
  9. Select a border dash style.
    Format a Shape

Change a Shape

If you'd rather use a different shape while keeping the same position, size, and formatting, you can change the shape.

  1. Right-click a shape.
  2. Select Change shape.
    Change a Shape
  3. Select a shape category.
  4. Select a shape.
    Change a Shape

The shape is updated, but the formatting and size remain the same.

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