Numbers - Editing Shapes

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Editing Shapes

You can manipulate and reshape the points and contours of a shape you’ve already
placed on a sheet. Before you can edit a shape in this way, you need to make it editable.

Here are ways to make shapes editable:
To make a predrawn shape editable, select the shape and then choose


Format > Shape > Make Editable.
Red points appear on the shape. Drag the points to edit the shape. Later, to edit a
predrawn shape that has been made editable, click it twice slowly.
To make a custom shape editable, click once in the shape to select it, and then click a


second time to show its editing points.

To learn how to

Go to

Change a shape’s contour by manipulating
its points

“Adding, Deleting, and Moving the Editing Points
on a Shape” on page 204

Expand or contract a curve or change its angle

“Reshaping a Curve” on page 204

Change the angle between two segments or
change the length of a segment

“Reshaping a Straight Segment” on page 205

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To learn how to

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Change one or more points into curves or curves
into points

“Transforming Corner Points into Curved Points
and Vice Versa” on page 206

Change the corners of a rounded rectangle

“Editing a Rounded Rectangle” on page 206

Adjust the relative proportions of an arrow’s head
and tail

“Editing Single and Double Arrows” on page 206

Adjust the corners and other aspects of a quote
bubble or callout

“Editing a Quote Bubble or Callout” on page 207

Increase or decrease the number of points in
a star

“Editing a Star” on page 207

Increase or decrease the number of sides in a

“Editing a Polygon” on page 208

Manipulate color, border style, and other aspects
of a shape

“Manipulating, Arranging, and Changing the Look
of Objects” on page 212