Edit Shapes

PPT Productivity PowerPoint add-in has 100+ time saving features. Edit Shapes features let you quickly edit shapes e.g. to make them the same height and width, to paste shapes and 'hammer' them into the same place on multiple slides.

Most of the Edit Shapes features can all be found on the Format Toolbar for PPT Productivity Power Tools users (this includes the Free trial). The Format Toolbar can be redocked to the top, bottom or either side of your screen. You can resize the Toolbar and easily toggle to show or hide features or feature groups.

There's also a Color Palette toolbar to make recoloring easy, resizing features, shortcuts for adjusting outline thickness, margins in cells shapes and tables and much more.

PPT Productivity's features let you spend less time formatting so you can focus on the story.

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Color Palette Toolbar

PPT Productivity's Color Palette Toolbar makes updating colors in PowerPoint presentations easy.

The toolbar dynamically updates to include your presentation color palette (theme colors from the template of your open presentation). You can also make a custom color palette with the Toolbar - add your favorite PowerPoint color schemes or temporarily add colors you need for a specific slide.

The Color Toolbar saves you time when creating or editing your PowerPoint presentations by putting a color palette for slides at your fingertips.

There are four sections or groups on the toolbar:

  • Group 1: Black, white and clear/ no color
  • Group 2: Dynamic - this group populates with the color scheme from the theme or template of your open presentation
  • Group 3: The nine standard PowerPoint colors
  • Group 4: This group is empty by default but displays any colors you add to the toolbar
  • The Color toolbar includes shortcut buttons to quickly change the color of text, shape fill and shape outlines or borders. The color toolbar can also be used to update tables (the border color updates the borders of all cells).

    To apply a color using the toolbar, simply select the font or shape you need to change on your slide and select the relevant color from the toolbar.

    You can customize the Color toolbar to add colors, drag and drop to reorder the display of colors, and delete unwanted colors. You can also export and import your color palette - perfect for sharing with colleagues!

    Updating the color palette is easy. Click the + icon to add colors. Right click a color on the toolbar to access the delete option.

    Saving colors to your color toolbar makes updating presentations fast. Add colors to the toolbar to have them in easy reach - even if you're only using a color for one deck, you can delete it once you're finished!

    Productivity Tip

    Use the eyedropper feature at the bottom of the Color Palette Toolbar to quickly select and add a new color to your palette, ready for easy reuse. Great when trying to match a color from a logo or pdf when you do not have access to look up the RGB values.

    Color Toolbar too big or too small on your screen? Go to PPT Productivity Ribbon> Settings> Color Toolbar to make the icons in your palette larger or smaller.

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