Insert Shapes in a Microsoft Word 2010 Document

Edited by Thor, Crystal, Eng

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


Steps

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    The first step is to click on the insert button, which is at the top left-hand corner of your screen.
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    Click on shapes.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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".
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    Then you will notice that the text in now in the forefront of the page with the shape in the back.
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    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.
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    You can change the color of the outline, the border of the shape.
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    You can also add different effects. A shadow, reflections, glow.
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    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.
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    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.
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