Learn PowerPoint 2010: Change Default Shape Attributes

Created: Wednesday, January 19, 2011, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 6:46 am

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Whenever a new shape is inserted on a slide in PowerPoint 2010 (or in any previous version), it is filled with a solid color and a outline by default (or something else depending on the Theme your presentation is based on). For example in a new blank presentation that I created, the shape is filled with a blue color and has a thin dark blue outline. These default shape attributes can be changed very easily in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn how to change the default shape attributes in PowerPoint 2010.

Categories: fills, lines, powerpoint_2010, shapes, tutorials

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  • The problem I have is that Powerpoint 2010 stupidly defaults all outlines with rounded corners as opposed to Mitre or sharp….and it cannot be changed despite my best efforts. Drives me insane.

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