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How to Draw a Perfect Circle in PowerPoint 2016/2013/2010/2007

It is very easy to draw shapes in PowerPoint, as various ready-made shapes are provided, so that you are able to insert one or two shapes within one click. However, you may get confused when you want to draw a perfect circle in PowerPoint. There is no circle shape available in PowerPoint Shape gallery! How to draw a perfect circle in PowerPoint 2016/2013/2010/2007? You can take advantage of oval shape to realize a perfect circle.

A Perfect Circle in PowerPoint

Realize a perfect circle shape in PowerPoint

Step 1 Launch PowerPoint. Generally, PowerPoint will start with a new slide in a presentation. You are able to change the slide layout to blank by clicking "Home" tab > "Layout" > "Blank".

Step 2 Choose the oval shape. You can find this option usually in the "Insert" tab from the top tool menu, regardless whatever PowerPoint version you are using.

PowerPoint 2016/2013: "Insert " > "Shapes " > Choose the oval shape.

PowerPoint 2010: "Insert" > "Illustrations" group > "Shapes" > Choose the oval shape.

PowerPoint 2007: "Home" tab > "Drawing" group > "Shapes" > Choose the oval shape.

Choose Oval Shape

Step 3 Click anywhere on the slide to add the oval shape in a predefined size, typically 1 inch x 1 inch. Since the height and the width are the same, you'll find out that this oval is already a circle! For resizing, hold down the Shift key while dragging any of the four corner handles to retain the circle proportion (preventing the circle from becoming an oval).

Draw a Perfect Circle in PowerPoint

Step 4 Alternatively, click and drag on the oval shape with holding down the "shift" key, to keep the height and width to be equal. Also, you can hold the "Ctrl" key plus "Shift" key to draw a circle in the slide center. This method can also realize a perfect circle in the PowerPoint presentation.

Use Shift to Resize Oval Shape

Step 5 Save the presentation.

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July 02, 2018 13:30 / Updated by to PowerPoint