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Old 09-30-2010, 06:27 AM
Space Cowboy Space Cowboy is offline Shape Objects Windows XP Shape Objects Office 2007
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How do you create to shape objects, like a circle inside of a square, then fill in the space bewteen the two objects without filling in the center of the circle?

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Old 09-30-2010, 03:21 PM
Kimberly Kimberly is offline Shape Objects Windows 7 Shape Objects Office 2010 (Version 14.0)
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make a square and fill it
make a circle
drag the circle on top of the square
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:39 AM
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make a square and fill it
make a circle
drag the circle on top of the square
No... its a little more complicated than that. You have to be able to join the two object together some how by a segment. Drag the doughnut shape down into a sheet, then edit the shape and covert to freeform. After you highlight the object, you will then know what I'm talking about.

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Old 10-01-2010, 01:12 PM
Kimberly Kimberly is offline Shape Objects Windows 7 Shape Objects Office 2010 (Version 14.0)
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It isn't clear what your goal is.
You can also activate the Freeform tool and hold down Ctrl as you click on the square or circle to break it into segments.
Or maybe it will help you to know that you can go to the Format tab and choose Edit points.
I don't know because it isn't clear to me what you want to produce.
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:14 PM
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If I understand your question correctly, then you may have to use the Freeform tool to create your desired shapes. I don't see any 'shape cutting' tools in PPT to create a shape by subtracting pieces from it (which is how this task is normally performed in a vector program):

Draw a square
Draw a circle on top of that square
Then use the Freeform shape and begin tracing one of the corner spaces (the shape that's produced from square minus circle)
Right-click your new custom shape, select "Edit Points"
Right-click one of the two corners that will connect the curved portion of the shape,(select "Corner Point"), repeat this with the other corner

Your cursor should become a square with points, the points on your new custom shape will have protruding handles

You can now drag the handles to create the curved portion of your shape.
Once your new custom shape looks like the custom corner you're trying to copy, you can then duplicate it and rotate the different pieces to make up the other corners. Fill them with whatever color you want.

Is that what you want?
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