Working with Shapes

In Word shapes can be added and altered to add clarity and visual appeal. Use shapes in Word for all types of Word documents.

To change to a different shape:

Change Shape

To change shadow effects:

Shadow Effects

Select Shadow Color from the menu, and choose a color from the palette to change the color of the shadow on your shape.

To change 3D effects:

You cannot add a 3D effect to all shapes.

3D Effects

After you have chosen a 3D effect, you can change other elements of your shape, including the color, depth, direction, lighting, and surface of the 3D effect on your shape. This can dramatically change the way the shape looks. You can access these options by clicking the 3-D Effects command.