Insert Shapes in a Microsoft Word 2010 Document

Edited by Thor, Crystal, Eng, Anonymous

Hello, welcome to VisiHow. In this video, I am going to show you how to insert shapes into a Microsoft Word 2010 document.

Insert Shapes in Word 2010.mp4-canvas8 357299.jpg

Ad

Steps

  1. 1
    The first step is to click on the insert button, which is at the top left-hand corner of your screen.
    Insert Shapes in Word 2010.mp4-canvas13 783936.jpg
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  2. 2
    Click on shapes.
    Insert Shapes in Word 2010.mp4-canvas17 204951.jpg
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  3. 3
    Here we have a wide variety of shapes.
    A nice smiley face, love heart, there is a vicious Thor lightning bolt, there is a nice wonky arrow, a couple of nice shapes, and a couple of nice shapes of a rhombus. Choose what shape you would like, I think I will choose a lightning bolt.
    Insert Shapes in Word 2010.mp4-canvas45 489785.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  4. 4
    Click on the screen where you would like your lightning bolt to be, you can make it as big as you like by holding your cursor down and moving the shape around.
    You can have it as tiny as you would like or as big as you would like. This is probably big enough.
    Insert Shapes in Word 2010.mp4-canvas66 570646.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  5. 5
    So now there is a dotted rectangle surrounding your shape.
    You can click off of the shape and the rectangle box will disappear, now you are back into the main document.
    Insert Shapes in Word 2010.mp4-canvas79 572552.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  6. 6
    If you click on the shape again, you can see four arrows where your cursor is and you can click on it, which will allow you to move the shape around the page, anywhere you would like it.
    Insert Shapes in Word 2010.mp4-canvas85 055533.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  7. 7
    If you click on the green circle at the top of the rectangle in the center of it, you can rotate your shape whichever way you want it.
    Insert Shapes in Word 2010.mp4-canvas101 022426.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  8. 8
    If you want to make it bigger, around the rectangle there are squares, you would hold your cursor down on those squares and move it in, sideways, across or out to make your shape bigger.
    Insert Shapes in Word 2010.mp4-canvas113 323332.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  9. 9
    As you can see now it is very big in size, there are other options as well that we can click on, if we want the shape to be in the background, so the writing appears over top of it, we can click on send backwards, which is located at the top right of the screen, you would select "send behind the text".
    Insert Shapes in Word 2010.mp4-canvas147 506092.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  10. 10
    Then you will notice that the text in now in the forefront of the page with the shape in the back.
    Insert Shapes in Word 2010.mp4-canvas157 547044.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  11. 11
    Other things we can do is change the color of the shape, you can change to white, black or blue and other colors as well.
    Insert Shapes in Word 2010.mp4-canvas166 834055.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  12. 12
    You can change the color of the outline, the border of the shape.
    Insert Shapes in Word 2010.mp4-canvas173 278059.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  13. 13
    You can also add different effects.
    A shadow, reflections, glow.
    Insert Shapes in Word 2010.mp4-canvas182 858838.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  14. 14
    There's 3-D rotation if you want to try to rotate it, there's a slight lack of 3 dimensional rotation but it is definitely rotation.
    Insert Shapes in Word 2010.mp4-canvas202 700684.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  15. 15
    I think that's all you need to know.
    There is a variety of shapes that you can choose. This is how you insert and edit a shape within a Microsoft Word 2010 document. You have been watching VisiHow. Goodbye.
    Insert Shapes in Word 2010.mp4-canvas235 6361.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

    Advertisement

Video: Insert Shapes in a Microsoft Word 2010 Document

Comments

VisiHow welcomes all comments. If you do not want to be anonymous, register or log in. It is free.




Thor
Featured Author
1,399 Articles Started
1,399 Article Edits
72,100 Points
Thor is a featured author with VisiHow. Thor has achieved the level of "Major" with 72,100 points. Thor has started 1,399 articles (including this one) and has also made 1,399 article edits. 1,977,000 people have read Thor's article contributions.
Thor's Message Board
Thor: Hi, my name is Thor.
Thor: Can I help you with your problem about "Insert Shapes in a Microsoft Word 2010 Document"?
 

Article Info

Categories : Microsoft Suites

Recent edits by: Eng, Crystal, Thor

Share this Article:

Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 238 times.

Do you have a question not answered in this article?
Click here to ask one of the writers of this article
x

Thank Our Volunteer Authors.

Would you like to give back to the community by fixing a spelling mistake? Yes | No