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Insert autoshapes

Insert an autoshape

  1. select the worksheet you want to put the shape onto,
  2. tap the Insert object icon at the top toolbar, to open the new object insertion panel,
  3. tap the Insert shape Shape tab,
  4. select one of the available autoshapes.

The selected autoshape with a fixed size will be added. Now you can change its properties and position.

Adjust the shape settings

  1. select the shape by tapping it,
  2. open the Shape Settings panel by
    • tapping the Edit object icon at the top toolbar, or
    • tapping the Shape option in the pop-up menu,
  3. tap the Open settings arrow next to the necessary menu item: Style, Replace or Reorder.

    The Style section contains the following three tabs:

    • Fill - to fill the inner space of the autoshape with a solid color, gradient template or predefined texture. Swipe right or left to see all the palettes and tap the fill you want to use. Select the No Fill No Fill option if you don't want to use any fill.

      Shape Settings - Fill

    • Border - to set the border Size and select its Color on the palette,
    • Effects - to set the Opacity level by dragging the slider.

    The Replace section allows to replace the current autoshape with another one selected from the menu.


    The Reorder section allows to to set the selected autoshape position as related to other objects when several objects overlap each other. To learn more, please refer to the Manipulate objects section of this guide.

Add text within the autoshape

  1. place the insertion point:
    • select the shape by tapping it and tap the Edit text option in the pop-up menu, or
    • double-tap the autoshape,
  2. start typing your text.

The text you add in this way becomes a part of the autoshape (when you move or rotate the shape, the text moves or rotates with it).

Shape with text

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