Format Added Shapes in Powerpoint 2010


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PowerPoint offers formatting features for shapes along the same lines as pictures. This consistency in the features makes it easy for people grasp the functionality and also makes PowerPoint very versatile. The shape formatting features in PowerPoint can be accessed from the Format ribbon once the shape is selected. The formatting features are grouped under the Arrange and Size section in the Format ribbon.

Format Added Shapes in Powerpoint 2010

Shape Arrangement Features

The table below describes various shape arrangement features available in PowerPoint.

Feature Description
Bring Forward Move the shape layer up. Bring Forward moves the shape up by one layer, Bring to Front makes the shape layer the topmost
Send Backward Move the shape layer down. Send Backward moves the shape down by one layer, Send to Back makes the shape layer the bottommost
Selection Pane This opens up the Selection Pane sidebar where you get a better idea of the layers and can work with arrangements better
Align Aligns the shape with various references in the slide
Group Allows multiple shape to be grouped together to create on single object or ungroup them to split them into individual shapes
Rotate Rotate shape by a specific angle.

Shape Sizing Features

The table below describes various shape sizing features available in PowerPoint.

Feature Description
Shape Height/ Width Used to change the height and width of the shape. When you edit these parameters from the ribbon, the aspect ratio is always maintained

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