Drawing Shapes and Text Boxes

You can use the Shapes feature of PowerPoint to draw a variety of objects, from lines, arrows, and boxes, to scrolls, callouts, and action buttons. When you draw a shape you can enter text in it; however that text will not appear in your presentation outline. If you draw an action button you can then associate an action, such as running another program or playing a sound that activates when you click the button during a slide show. In addition to various shapes, you can draw a text box, which is simply a placeholder where you can enter text; by default a text box has no border so the text appears to float on your page. Text in text boxes will not be reflected in the presentation outline.

Draw a Shape

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