PowerPoint Tip – Quickly Select Multiple Shapes
It’s August, the weather is…not the best…but not the worst. The world is still in a strange place and we need something to lift our spirits, so bring on the ‘Keep it Simple’ tip!
This month it is a PowerPoint tip showing a quick way of selecting all kinds of shapes!
You can view the video or follow the step-by-step shown underneath.
Enjoy and remember: Keep it Simple!
Today, we’re looking at PowerPoint!
- If I want to select all the shapes that are currently on the screen, then a quick way to do that is to drag an ‘invisible box‘ around those shapes.
- So, starting in the top left-hand corner – I’ll click – hold down the click – and drag until all those shapes are surrounded.
- When I release the click – the shapes are selected!
- I’ll de-select.
What if I want to select all shapes EXCEPT the green square?
- Well, I do the same thing.
- But what I want you to notice is that my selection is actually going through the green square.
- If the selection line touches a shape – it will NOT – select it!
- So when I release the click – everything – EXCEPT the green square – is selected.
- So to select the two arrows that are either side of the circle – I make sure that the arrows are NOT being touched by the selection lines – but equally – I make sure that the circle IS being touched by the selection lines!
Thank you for watching and I’ll be back with another useful ‘Keep it Simple‘ tip – next month!