Outlines (Lines) for Shapes: Formatting Lines (and Shape Outlines) in PowerPoint

Created: Tuesday, August 21, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 3:45 pm

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We have already showed you how to use fills for shapes in PowerPoint. A fill is something that is contained within the confines of the shape. Similarly, shapes have another attribute known as the “line” or the “outline”. A line is the perimeter surrounding a closed shape or the line itself within an open shape. We will explore more about lines later in this tutorial.

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

Formatting Lines (and Shape Outlines) in PowerPoint 2016

Formatting Lines (and Shape Outlines) in PowerPoint 2013

Formatting Lines (and Shape Outlines) in PowerPoint 2010

Formatting Lines (and Shape Outlines) in PowerPoint 2007

Formatting Lines (and AutoShape Outlines) in PowerPoint 2003 and 2002

Apple Mac

Formatting Lines (and Shape Outlines) in PowerPoint 2016

Formatting Lines (and Shape Outlines) in PowerPoint 2011

Formatting Lines (and Shape Outlines) in PowerPoint


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