In MS Publisher the components of any publication are known as objects. Now you have already worked with the text boxes which are one type of the object. Publishers also offer you the decorative objects as well which include shapes and Building Blocks. In the following tutorial you will learn how to create and change the shapes and the Building Blocks. You can also learn about Text Basics in MS PowerPoint 2013.
Working with the Shapes:
By using the shapes and objects is a very simple and easy way for adding the graphic design elements to your publication. While you are not required shapes in every publication which you create and they can add visual appeal.
Inserting a Shape:
- 1st of all select the Insert tab and after that locate the Illustrations group.
- Now you need to click the shapes drop-down command.
- Now you need to select the shape from the drop-down menu.
- In the next step you are required to click and drag the mouse until the shape is the desired size.
- Now you are required to release the mouse button and the shape will be added to your publication.
Resizing a Shape:
- 1st of all select the shape.
- Now click and drag one of the sizing handles on the corners and sides of the text box till it is the desired size.
- Now you are required to rotate the shape and then click and drag the green handle.
- There are some shapes which have one or more yellow handles that can be used for modifying the shape. If you want the shape to be proportionate instead of stretching out you need to hold down the shift key.
Modifying the Shapes:
Change to a Different Shape:
- 1st of all select the shape and after that click the Format tab and locate the Shape Styles group.
- Now you need to click the Change Shape drop-down command.
- Now a drop-down list will appear and select the desired shape.
- The shape will be modified.
Changing the Shape Style:
- 1st of all select the shape and after that click the Format tab and then locate the Shape Styles group.
- Now click the More Shape Styles drop-down arrow.
- A drop-down menu will appear and you need to move the cursor over the styles to see a live preview of the style in your publication and then select the desired style.
- The style will then be applied to the shape.
Changing the Shape Fill Color:
- 1st of all select the shape and then click the Format tab and locate the Shape Styles group.
- Now you need to click the Shape Fill drop-down command.
- A drop-down list of colors will appear and then select the fill color from the list. You can also select No Fill to remove the fill from your shape or More Fill Colors in order to select the custom color.
- The new fill color will be applies.