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.

Status Indicators

Easily add status indicators to PowerPoint. You can add them anywhere on your slide, but when you add status indicators to a PowerPoint table, they embed into the table and move with the cell as table row or column sizes are adjusted.

Status indicators include:

  • Directional arrows: up arrow, trend up arrow, down arrow, trend down arrow, trend unchanged arrow
  • Plus and Minus signs
  • Tick / Check mark and Cross
  • Positive, Neutral and Negative status balls (e.g. great for PowerPoint traffic light status reports)
By default, status indicators for PowerPoint are colored in red amber green. You can customize the colors to use your template theme colors (or any other colors).

Status indicators resize by dragging when outside the table (they behave like PowerPoint shapes) or within the table by adjusting the font size.

Working with a team? You can customize the setup of your status indicators and export this setting (along with a lot of other settings) to share with colleagues, so that your team have the same setup. Read more about sharing PPT Productivity settings across a team.

Productivity Tip

Have a different custom status indicator that you prefer to use? Remember that you can save custom shapes and slides to your Slide Library for PowerPoint ready for easy reuse.


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