Problem: How do I rotate a shape? Can I morph a shape?
Strategy: When you select a shape, a green circle appears. Grab the green circle, click, and rotate the shape. This is a free rotation; you can rotate the shape in 360 degrees.
Additional Details: If you need to rotate exactly 90, 180, or 270 degrees, you can use the Rotate dropdown in the Arrange group of the Format tab.
- Drag green handle to rotate.
Most shapes have yellow inflection points. This shape has two such inflection points. Dragging an inflection point will change the size of one portion of a shape.
- Drag the right-side diamond up.
For even more flexibility, right-click the shape and choose Edit Points. You now have a black handle at each corner of the shape. You can drag any handle in any direction to change the shape.
Gotcha: Dragging a point will remove the yellow inflection handles from the shape.
Using these tools, you can morph any of the 175 shapes into thousands of variations.
- Drag one corner of the shape.