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.

Standard PowerPoint shapes

Add frequently used PowerPoint shapes to your presentation in a single click using PPT Productivity's Format Toolbar.

PowerPoint has a lot of shapes available but it takes multiple clicks to find them. PPT Productivity makes it faster to access your most frequently used shapes for PowerPoint.

Common shapes you can quickly add to your PowerPoint presentation from the Format toolbar include:

  • Text box
  • Rectangle
  • Rounded edge rectangle
  • Circle/ Oval
  • Isosceles triangle
  • Callout
  • Right arrow
  • Down arrow
  • Straight connector
  • Arrowed connector
  • Elbow connector
  • Elbow arrow connector
  • Left brace
  • Right brace
  • Star

PPT Productivity also makes it easy to add non standard shapes to PowerPoint including Harvey Balls, Chevrons, Large Right Triangles, Hand drawn circles and more.

Note that shapes like the chevrons and right triangle appear as blue on the feature buttons on the Format Toolbar, but the shapes paste onto your PowerPoint slide using your presentation's theme colors.

Productivity Tip

If you have other custom shapes or frameworks you frequently reuse, PPT Productivity's Slide Library feature lets you save and name shapes or entire slides and quickly find them for easy reuse.

Looking for more shapes, like curved arrows in PowerPoint? PPT Productivity's Slide Library includes 200+ shapes and slides in the Downloadable Libraries.

Shortcut Keys

All PPT Productivity features can be used via the Customizable Shortcut Keys for PowerPoint feature. You can update the shortcut keys to any preferred available combination, but to get you started PPT Productivity has set the following default shortcut keys for inserting common shapes:

  • Insert textbox in PowerPoint shortcut: Alt+Shift+X
  • Insert rectangle in PowerPoint shortcut: Alt+Shift+R
  • Insert oval in PowerPoint shortcut: Alt+Shift+O
  • Insert straight line in PowerPoint shortcut: Alt+Shift+L
  • Insert straight arrow in PowerPoint shortcut: Alt+Shift+A
  • Insert right arrow in PowerPoint shortcut: Alt+Shift+I
  • Insert right brace in PowerPoint shortcut: Alt+Shift+B
  • Insert star in PowerPoint shortcut: Alt+Shift+S

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