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Insert autoshapes

Insert an autoshape

  1. Select the slide where you want the shape to be put.
  2. Tap the Insert object icon at the top toolbar to open the new object insertion panel.
  3. Switch to the Insert shape Shape tab.
  4. Select one of the available autoshapes.

The selected autoshape will be added. Now you can change its properties and position.

Adjust the shape settings

  1. Select the shape by tapping its border (the rectangular box around the shape should be displayed as a solid line).
  2. Open the shape settings panel by
    • tapping the Edit object icon at the top toolbar, or
    • tapping the Shape option in the pop-up menu.
  3. Tap one of the two tabs: Slide or Shape.
  4. The Slide tab contains the following sections: Theme, Layout, Transition and Background. Use the Return arrow on the left to return to the previous settings section.

    The Shape tab contains the following sections: Style, Replace, Reorder and Align.

    The Style section contains the following four menus: Fill, Contour, Shadow, Opacity.

    1. Fill - to fill the inner space of the autoshape with a solid color, gradient template, custom image, predefined texture, or pattern.
      • Color - choose one of the available Theme or Standard colors or set your Custom color. If you do not want to use a filling color, choose the No filling No filling option.

        Shape Color

      • Gradient - choose two colors for a smooth color transition, set the angle via the slider, and choose one of the available color transition styles: Linear or Radial. To add more gradient points, tap and hold at the bottom of the gradient color field or tap and hold the existing gradient color square and choose the Duplicate option in the context menu, then tap on the new color square and set the required color.

        Shape Gradient

      • Image - choose the image to fill in the shape.
        • Tap the Change option and choose a photo from your library, take a photo, insert an image from Files or delete an image.
        • Tap the Texture option and choose one of the available textures.
        • Enable or disable the Stretching option to stretch the image/texture to fill in the shape fully or to preserve the original image/texture size respectively.

        Shape Image

      • Pattern - choose a pattern to fill in the shape.
        • Pattern - tap this option and choose one of the available patterns.
        • Foreground color - choose one of the available Theme or Standard colors or set your Custom color for the pattern foreground.
        • Background color - choose one of the available Theme or Standard colors or set your Custom color for the pattern background.

        Shape Pattern

    2. Contour - to set the border type, color and thickness.
      • Type - choose one of the available border types or the No option to delete a shape border.

        Contour type

      • Color - choose one of the available Theme or Standard colors or set your Custom color for the border.

        Contour color

      • Thickness - use the slider to set the border thickness.

        Contour thickness

    3. Shadow - enable or disable the switch to have the shape throw a shadow or not respectively.
    4. Opacity - use the slider to set the shape opacity level.

    The Replace section allows to replace the current autoshape with another one selected from the menu.


    The Reorder section allows to set the selected autoshape position as related to other objects when several objects overlap each other. To learn more, please refer to the Manipulate objects section of this guide.


    The Align section allows to align the autoshape on the slide. To learn more, please refer to the Manipulate objects section of this guide.

Add text within the autoshape

  1. Place the insertion point by tapping inside the autoshape (the rectangular box around the shape should be displayed as a dashed line).
  2. Start typing your text using the on-screen keyboard.

The text you add in this way becomes a part of the autoshape (when you move or rotate the shape, the text moves or rotates with it).

Shape with text

You can apply the same text formatting options as the ones for regular text. To edit the added text within the autoshape:

  1. Select the text: double tap a piece of text within the shape and drag the selection handles.
  2. Open the settings panel by
    • tapping the Edit object icon at the top toolbar, or
    • tapping the Edit Text option in the pop-up menu.
  3. Switch to the Text tab and adjust the necessary text parameters:

Remove the shape

Select the shape by tapping on it and proceed in one of the following ways:

  • tap the Delete menu item in the pop-up menu, or
  • open the settings panel by tapping the Edit object icon at the top toolbar, switch to the Shape tab, swipe up and tap the Remove Shape button.
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