3. Creating shapes and lines

8 mins

Shapes and lines make your slides much more compelling to users. Here I show you how to create both and introduce a little object alignment.

Show Notes

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Shapes

- To add text to a shape, select the shape and just start typing
CLICK and DRAG on yellow marker: Alters one of the shape's dimensions
SHIFT + CLICK and Drag: Draw a perfect circle or square

Lines

SHIFT + CLICK and Drag: Draw horizontal and vertical lines
- Many shapes have red markers at their mid-points
- Connect a line to these markers to bisect a shape

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4. Alignment and distribution

Running Time: 5 mins

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5. Inserting and editing images

Running Time: 6 mins

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6. Completing the org chart

Running Time: 6 mins

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7. Advanced image editing

Running Time: 5 mins

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8. Building process diagrams

Running Time: 11 mins