Formatting and Change shape outline

change and formatting the shape outline gives the user access to format his/her shape by adding outline color, width, style, pattern as way as changing the shape to a different one. In this lesson, we are going to explore all the necessary steps needed when working with shape outline features and also changing the shapes to a different one in word document.

shape outline icon section
This picture describe all the features in shape outline such as weight, dashes, pattern etc

How to apply outline color to shape

  • Inserting the shape
  • Select the shape
  • Click on format menu
  • Click on shape outline icon arrow
  • Point and click any color of your choice

How to apply outline width to shape

The user may or may not wish to increase the line size of shape when inserted. Therefore, this has to do with increasing or decreasing the weight or thickness of the shape outline.

  • After inserting the shape, select it
  • Click on format menu
  • Click on shape outline icon arrow
  •  Point to Weight
  • Following the arrow, select and click any line weight of your choice.

How to apply outline dashes to shape

Dashes are dots but when applied in a shape is called outline dashes. This gives the shapes more defined styles in ordered to beautify the shape the more.

  • Inserting shape
  • Click on format menu
  • Click on shape outline icon arrow
  •  Point to dashes
  • Following the arrow, select and click any line dashes style of your choice.

How to apply outline pattern to shape

Outline pattern are features that add more meaning to the shape when insert. This can be inform of lines with different styles and grids that gives the user the access of formation such as adding colors and borders etc.

  • Inserting a shape
  • Click on format menu
  • Click on shape outline icon arrow
  •  Point and click pattern
  • In the dialog box, select and click any pattern style of your choice.

How to change a shape to a different one

change shape icon
This picture contains all the element needed in changing the shape to a different one in word document.

This features give the user a sequential ways of changing the shape when insert without going to the shape box to insert a different instead change it to the preferred one.

  • Inserting shape and select the shape by clicking on it
  • Click on format menu
  • Click on change shape
  •  Point and click any shape of your choice
  • Note, the previous shape will be change to the current one chosen

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