posted this on October 07, 2011 01:20 pm
There are several Shapes available to customize your presentation. Shapes can be accessed by clicking the Shape icon in the Element Toolbar, located on the left-hand side of the canvas, within the Presentation Editor. Changes can also be made to Library Slides and Slide Groups using the Slide Editor. Once added to a slide, each shape can be resized and customized.
Adding a Shape to a Slide
Click Shape icon in Presentation Editor
Select desired shape
Click slide where shape should appear
Customizing a Shape
Shapes have several different features that can be customized.
Text: To add text to shape, select shape and start typing
Text AutoFit: Set how text will appear inside shape
Style:The following features can be adjusted in Styles tab of Element PropertiesPanel
Opacity: Set how opaque or see-through element appears
Fill: Fill shape with solid color, gradient, or image. For more information about these options click here
Stroke: Give shape an outline. Color, weight, and joints of stroke can be adjusted
Font: Set everything having to do with text, including font family, font face, color, size, alignment, location, and casing. For detailed information about how to customize text click here
Size: Drag corner or edge of shape to change shape’s size
Rotation: There are 2 ways to rotate shape
Click and drag blue dot above shape
Under Transform tab in Element PropertiesPanel, drag circle (hold down Shift key to constrain rotation to 45-degree increments) or enter number in box
ADVANCED NOTES: Some shapes have on-screen controls for customizing appearance and dimensions. The star shape, for example, has the following unique controls.
Move arrow on scale slider to set number of points on star
Drag blue dot located inside top point of star to set distance between center of star and edges