How To Draw In Word

How To Draw In Word

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Microsoft Word is a great writing tool but sometimes, you will want to express yourself with a quick drawing. Here is how you can draw in Microsoft Word in just a few easy steps. Check out the information below!

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How To Draw In Word

Step

1

‘Insert’ Tab And ‘Shapes’

‘Insert’ Tab And ‘Shapes’

‘Insert’ Tab And ‘Shapes’

To start, you will need to open up your Microsoft Word document and click on the ‘Insert’ tab on the ribbon menu at the top of the document.

This tab can be found right next to the ‘Home’ tab, which is the tab your Word document will automatically open with. Once you have clicked on ‘Insert’, you will need to click on ‘Shapes’.

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‘Scribble’

'Scribble'

From the drop down menu from ‘Shapes’ you will see a range of different options. Under the ‘Lines’ subheading, you will see an option that creates a loop. Hover over this option and it will say ‘Scribble’.

This is the shape tool you will be using to draw freely on your Microsoft Word document. Click on it to select it.

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Draw Your Shape

Draw Your Shape

Now that you have selected the ‘Scribble’ tool you can start drawing on your Microsoft Word document. To do this, click and hold down your mouse button.

Your drawing’s definitely won’t turn out as great as they look on paper because this is not the easiest tool in the world but it’s better than nothing.

Once you are done, just release the mouse button to finish.

If you end up releasing the mouse button too early, then don’t worry – you can still edit it by opening the ‘Shape Format’ tab from the top ribbon menu, selecting the ‘Edit Shape’ button on the left hand side of the bar, and scroll down the drop down menu to ‘Edit Points’.

This will highlight your drawing and allow you to create ‘points’ on your drawing. Click and drag these ‘points’ in the direction you want to go until your shape is in the shape you originally wanted.

Once that’s done, click anywhere else on the document to deselect your shape. This will leave you with your final outline but you can always go back to adjust it at any time.

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Editing Your Shape

Editing Your Shape

Once you are done with your shape, you can go back and change its color and outline very easily. Head to the ‘Shape Format’ tab on the top ribbon menu again and you will see the ‘Shape Fill’ button and ‘Shape Outline’.

From there, you can choose the color you want for either the shape’s outline or fill from the drop down menus. You can also choose to have no outline or fill.

The ‘Shape Format’ bar will also have a few other editing options including adding text with the ‘Draw a Text Box’ option next to ‘Shapes’ or the ‘Arrange’ button next to ‘Alt Text’ which helps you place your shape in your desired area on the document.

Conclusion

The ‘Scribble’ tool in Microsoft Word is a useful and versatile tool that you can use to draw all kinds of single shapes. However, it does have its limitations as you can only draw one line at a time.

This means you will have to constantly start a new shape every time you want to add a line. 

Despite this, many people still use the ‘Scribble’ tool in Microsoft Word to draw sketches, create mind maps easily, and much more. They can use it to create specific shapes or make their own flowchart or diagram. 

So, follow the simple few steps above so you can try out drawing in Microsoft Word for yourself.

Kevin is the Editor of PC Guide. He has a broad interest and enthusiasm for consumer electronics, PCs and all things consumer tech - and more than 15 years experience in tech journalism.

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