Adding shapes to a slide in PowerPoint 2010
PowerPoint supports adding shapes to presentations. It also includes shapes like basic geometric shapes, flowchart components, arrows, callouts, lines, and other special pre-designed shapes. These shapes also act as text boxes as they support adding text directly. Besides, you can also use these shapes to crop shaped images.
Here are the steps to add a shape in PowerPoint.
Step 1 - Go to the Illustrations group under the Insert tab.
Step 2 - Click on the drop-down menu Shapes to see the available shapes.
Step 3 - Select the shape you want to insert. This will change the cursor to a + sign.
Step 4 - Click and drag on the slide to create the shape. When you drag, the shape will display on the slide. Continue to drag and adjust the size and symmetry of the shape.