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.
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 OptionAlt, and then click the object. To select the next underlying object in the stacking, hold OptionAlt, and then click again. To return the selection to the previously selected object, hold down Shift + OptionAlt, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Opens the Arrows toolbar to insert lines and arrows.
Enables you to edit points on your drawing.
Enables you to edit gluepoints on your drawing.
This tool is used to rotate the object.
Switches the 3D effects on and off for the selected objects.