Now that we have a rectangle shape on the slide, we can add the arrow.
But here’s what your slide should look like so far:
Locate the arrow on the Drawing toolbar, and click it once:
Now move your mouse over to the right hand side of your rectangle.
Hold down your left mouse button and drag. Let go when you have an arrow.
Don’t worry about the size, or if it’s straight or not. But you should
have something like this:
If you can see white squares (or circles) on your arrow, it means it
is selected. If you can’t see the white squares or circles, left click
your new arrow to select it. Now right click, and from the menu select
When you click Format AutoShape, you’ll see the following dialogue
Notice the Arrows area at the bottom, You can have a different style
and shape for either end of your arrow. Click the End style dropdown
The Style we’ve gone for is the first one on the second row. Now click
the End size dropdown list:
For the size, we’ve chosen the final one on row 3. Click the Preview
button to see what the end of your arrow looks like. If you’re happy
with it, click the Size tab at the top:
Change the Height to 0 cm at the top, and the Width to
1.48 cm. Make sure the Rotation is 0 degrees. Now click OK.
When you click OK, your arrow and rectangle may be some distance apart,
as in the image below:
Make sure your arrow is selected. To move it in to position, you can
either drag it with your left mouse button held down. Or hold down the
Shift key on your keyboard (just above the CTRL key), and use the left,
right, up or down arrow keys to nudge it to the right of the rectangle.
If the arrow jumps too far, hold down the CTRL key instead of the Shift
When you have the correct position, it should look like this:
In the next part, you’ll see how to group and ungroup shapes.