In this tutorial, we will explain how to fragment a shape in Microsoft PowerPoint. The Fragment feature overlaps shapes and turns them into small pieces. Microsoft PowerPoint is a program used globally by many for their presentations, and some users will go to the advance with their presentations. Some individuals will want to create unique shapes in PowerPoint or even split images into pieces but do not know how. In PowerPoint, there is a feature called Merge Shapes that can help users to merge shapes or modify the shape into the image they would want.
How to fragment Shapes in PowerPoint
Follow the steps below to fragment shapes in PowerPoint:
- Launch PowerPoint.
- Click the Shapes button and select the circle.
- Draw the circle onto the slide.
- Choose a rectangle from the Shapes Gallery.
- Draw the rectangle on the circle from top to bottom.
- Press Ctrl D to copy the rectangle, click the Rotate button, and select Rotate Left 90 degrees. Place the shape in the middle of the circle.
- Hold the Shift key to select all the shapes.
- Click the Merge Shapes button and select Fragment.
- Pull the shapes apart; now the shape is a Fragment.
Change the layout of the slide to blank.
Go to the Shapes button on the Home tab and choose a circle from the menu.
Draw the circle onto the slide.
On the Shape Format tab, you can choose a rectangle from the Shapes Gallery.
Draw the rectangle on the circle like you are cutting the circle from the top in half.
The reason why we use a rectangle instead of a line is that if it is a line shape, the Fragment effect will not work.
Make the rectangle look like a line.
Ensure that the triangle is selected, and press Ctrl D to copy the rectangle.
Go to the Shape Format tab and click the Rotate button and click Rotate Left 90 degrees from the menu.
Then place the copied rectangle in the middle of the circle.
Hold the Shift key down to select all the shapes.
On the Shape Format tab, click the Merge Shapes button and select Fragment from the context menu.
Now click outside of the shape and then break the circle apart.
The shape is now a fragment.
How do you glue shapes together in PowerPoint?
Follow the steps below to merge shapes in PowerPoint:
- Hold the Shift key down to select both shapes.
- Then Click the Shape Format tab, click the Merge Shape button and click Combine from the menu.
- The Shape is combined.
How do you fragment a shape?
The Fragment feature is a part of the Merge Shapes feature; it assists PowerPoint users in overlapping a shape and turning them into small pieces. In this tutorial, we will explain how to fragment shapes in Microsoft PowerPoint.
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How do I add a fragment shape in PowerPoint 2010?
In Microsoft 2010, the fragment feature is not available, but you can gain access to other Merge Shape features such as Shape Union, Shape Combine, Shape Intersect, and Shape Subtract by going into PowerPoint settings. Follow the steps below to gain access to Combine Shapes.
- Click File
- Click Options in the Backstage group.
- A PowerPoint Options dialog box will open.
- Click the Customize Ribbon tab.
- Choose All Commands from the Choose Commands From list box.
- Then click the New group button; you can click the Rename button to rename the group if you desire.
- Now go back to the All Commands list, scroll down, select Combine Shapes, then select Add.
- Then click OK.
- Draw two shapes on your slide, and select both shapes.
- Go to where you have placed the Combine Shape button on the ribbon, click the button, then select any options available.
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We hope this tutorial helps you understand how to fragment shapes in PowerPoint.