Insert Shapes

PPT Productivity PowerPoint add-in has 180+ time saving features. The 'Insert Shapes' features include Chevrons, Harvey Balls, Miniature slides and single click access to commonly used shapes.

Most of the Insert Shapes features can be found on the Format Toolbar for Power Tools users. Some of these features are available from the PPT Productivity Ribbon for Plus Tools and Basic Tools users. 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.

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

Harvey Balls

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  • How to create Harvey Balls in PowerPoint? Add standard size 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, empty or full Harvey Balls to your presentation with PPT Productivity. Or choose a custom fill Harvey Ball and enter a % value (e.g. enter 33% for a 1/3 filled Harvey Ball). You can easily align, resize and recolor the Harvey Balls.

    How to use Harvey Balls? Harvey Balls icons are typically used in PowerPoint presentations to denote status. Harvey balls (also known as pies, moons, moon balls or status balls) can be used for project tracking status, option assessment and more.

    Standard Harvey Ball sizes include 0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100%. PPT Productivity also has a Custom Harvey Ball feature which lets you add a Harvey ball of any size (simply specify a number between 0-100). Click the Harvey Ball feature on PPT Productivity's Format Toolbar and your selected Harvey Ball will be inserted onto your PowerPoint slides as shapes.

    Unlike some other PowerPoint Harvey Ball solutions, PPT Productivity doesn't use a Harvey Ball font. This means Harvey Balls will appear correctly for any users viewing the presentation (even if they do not use PPT Productivity).

    Harvey Ball Colors can be easily changed. By default the Harvey Balls will be added to your PowerPoint slide in your template default color, but you can customize to any color. Once inserted into your presentation, Harvey Balls behave as shapes. Easily change the PowerPoint Harvey Balls color or enlarge the balls. Easily align the Harvey Balls on your PowerPoint slide using PPT Productivity's alignment shortcuts or standard PowerPoint alignment features.

    Harvey Balls can be added to your slide using the Harvey Ball buttons on the PPT Productivity Ribbon or the Harvey Ball button on the Format Toolbar (or if you prefer, you can add the Harvey Ball feature to the PowerPoint QAT).

    Note that PPT Productivity's Harvey Balls feature was enhanced in May 2022. When you click to add a PPT Productivity Harvey Ball to a PowerPoint table, the Harvey Ball will embed in the table and can be aligned and resized along with the table contents. Read more about Harvey Balls for PowerPoint tables

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    Easily update Harvey Balls in PowerPoint. If you select one or more Balls on your slide prior to clicking the button, they selected Harvey Balls will be updated. Looking for a Harvey Ball Chart template? PPT Productivity's Downloadable Slides and Shapes includes PowerPoint Harvey Ball Chart templates, Harvey Ball table templates and more.

    Shortcut Keys

    All PPT Productivity features can be used via the Customizable Shortcut Keys for PowerPoint feature. You can add shortcut keys for Harvey Balls (you can add seperate shortcut keys to insert Harvey Balls with 1/4 fill, 1/2 fill, 3/4 fill, full and empty)

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