This is the final installment of a 4-part series on the Custom Shapes tools. If you haven’t read those posts, I recommend reading them first. Part I: Union (This part tells you how to find the tools, which are hidden by default.) Part II: Subtract Part III: Intersect Combining shapes You might think that Union […]
In Part I of this series, I explained the Union tool and how to get all the Custom Shapes tools on your Quick Access toolbar. In Part II, I covered the Subtract tool. The 3rd tool is the Intersect tool and it results in a shape that is the intersection of the selected shapes. Any […]
This is Part II of a series on custom shapes in PowerPoint 2010. Part I, on Union is here. In that post I explain how to find the custom shapes feature. The Subtract command subtracts one shape from another. It’s great for cutouts and holes. Let’s say I want a bucket with a hole in […]
PowerPoint 2010 has a new feature that’s very hard to find, but people are praising it over and over. It’s called Custom Shapes, and it’s a set of 4 tools that you can use to create your very own shapes–the sky’s the limit! Why do you need Custom Shapes? To make your slides unique! For […]
Julie Terberg has written a great blog post about creating picture placeholders. A placeholder is an element in a slide layout. The secret here is to use any shape, even a custom shape, to define the shape of the placeholder. By using this technique, you can create very unique slides. Read more here.