Outlines (Lines) for Shapes: No Shape Outline in PowerPoint

Created: Monday, April 30, 2012, posted by Geetesh at 10:22 am

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Whenever you insert a new shape into a PowerPoint slide, you can see that it is filled with a solid color and has an outline by default (this may differ depending on the Theme applied to your presentation). You can remove the fill of the shape as well as the outline. Whatever you do, make sure that you either remove the fill or the outline because if you remove both, then your shape will no longer be visible.

To learn more, choose your version of PowerPoint. If we do not have a tutorial for your version of PowerPoint, explore the version closest to the one you use.

Microsoft Windows

No Shape Outline in PowerPoint 2016

No Shape Outline in PowerPoint 2013

No Shape Outline in PowerPoint 2010

No Shape Outline in PowerPoint 2007

Apple Mac

No Shape Outline in PowerPoint 365

No Shape Outline in PowerPoint 2011

No Shape Outline in PowerPoint

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