Drawing Bar

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The Drawing bar contains frequently used editing tools. Click the arrow next to an icon to open a toolbar that contains additional commands.

You can view the Drawing bar also from a text document or spreadsheet. The set of visible icons can be slightly different according to the current document type.

Select

To select an object on the current slide, click the Select tool (white arrow) on the Drawing bar, and then click the object.

To select more than one object, hold down Shift while you click.

To select an object that is behind another object, hold Alt, and then click the object. To select the next underlying object in the stacking, hold Alt, and then click again. To return the selection to the previously selected object, hold down Shift + Alt, and then click.

To add text to a selected object, double-click the object and type or enter your text.

To remove a selection, click anywhere outside the selected object, or press Escape.

By double-clicking a tool, you can use it for multiple tasks. If you call the tool with a single-click, it reverts back to the last selection after completing the task.

Selection

Allows you to select objects in the current document.

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Selection

Rectangle

Draws a filled rectangle where you drag in the current document. Click where you want to place a corner of the rectangle, and drag to the size you want. To draw a square, hold down Shift while you drag.

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Rectangle

Ellipse

Draws a filled oval where you drag in the current document. Click where you want to draw the oval, and drag to the size you want. To draw a circle, hold down Shift while you drag.

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Ellipse

Text

Draws a text box where you click or drag in the current document. Click anywhere in the document, and then type or paste your text.

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Text

Curve

The Curve icon on the Drawing bar opens the Lines toolbar, where you can add lines and shapes to the current slide.

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Curve

Connectors

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Connector

Open the Connectors toolbar, where you can add connectors to objects in the current slide. A connector is a line that joins objects, and remains attached when the objects are moved. If you copy an object with a connector, the connector is also copied.

Lines and Arrows

Opens the Arrows toolbar to insert lines and arrows.

3D Objects

Opens the 3D Objects toolbar. The objects are three dimensional, with depth, illumination, and reflection. Each inserted object initially forms a 3D scene. You can press F3 to enter the scene. For these 3D objects, you can open the 3D Effects dialog to edit the properties.

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3D Objects

Basic Shapes

Opens the Basic Shapes toolbar which you can use to insert graphics into your document.

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Basic Shapes

Symbol Shapes

Opens the Symbol Shapes toolbar from which you can insert graphics into your document.

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Symbol Shapes

Block Arrows

Opens the Block Arrows toolbar from which you can insert graphics into your document.

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Block Arrows

Flowchart

Opens the Flowchart toolbar from which you can insert graphics into your document.

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Flowcharts

Callouts

Opens the Callouts toolbar from which you can insert graphics into your document.

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Callouts

Stars and Banners

Opens the Stars and Banners toolbar from which you can insert graphics into your document.

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Stars

Points

Enables you to edit points on your drawing.

Glue Points

Enables you to edit glue points on your drawing.

Fontwork

Opens the Fontwork dialog from which you can insert styled text not possible through standard font formatting into your document.

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Fontwork Gallery

From File

Image

Insert

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Insert

Rotate

This tool is used to rotate the object.

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Rotate

Alignment

Modifies the alignment of selected objects.

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Alignment

Arrange

Changes the stacking order of a selected object.

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Arrange

Extrusion On/Off

Switches the 3D effects on and off for the selected objects.

Custom Animation Pane

Assigns effects to selected objects.

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Custom Animation

Interaction

Defines how the selected object behaves when you click on it during a slide show.

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Interaction