PowerPoint has many standard shapes to add to your presentation. Or you can merge and group objects to make your own.
Create a shape
Select Home > Shape.
Select the shape you want to use.
Click and drag across the slide, drawing the shape to the desired size.
With the shape selected, you can change the Shape Fill, Shape Outline, or Shape Effects.
Tip: Select the shape and press Ctrl+D to create a duplicate shape.
Rotate or flip an object
Select an object.
Select Drawing Tools Format > Rotate and then select:
Rotate Right 90°
Rotate Left 90°
More Rotation Options
Select the shapes to merge. To select several objects, press Shift, and then select each object.
On the Drawing Tools Format tab, select Merge Shapes, and then pick the option you want:
Union: Turns all the selected objects into one object.
Combine: Turns all the selected objects into one object, but removes the overlapping portion.
Fragment: Turns larger objects into many smaller ones based on how they overlap.
Intersect: Trims portions of the larger objects and leaves only the portion that overlaps each object.
Subtract: Removes a portion of the last selected object that does not overlap.
Once you get the shape you want, you can resize and format the shape, just like a standard shape.
Press and hold Ctrl while you select each object.
Under the Drawing Tools (or Picture Tools) Format tab, select Group > Group.
Select a grouped object.
Under the Drawing Tools (or Picture Tools) Format tab, select Group > Ungroup.
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