Slideshow presentations that you create for school or work often require a number of different elements. These could be tables, pictures, or even videos, all of which can be added with the tools in Google Slides.
But you might find that you need to add a basic shape to your presentation, and you might be wondering how to do that without creating a separate image file and adding it to a slide. Luckily Google Slides has some shape tools that let you add common shapes to your slideshow. Our tutorial below will show you how to draw a circle in Google Slides.
How to Draw a Circle in a Google Slides Presentation
The steps in this article were performed in Google Chrome, but will work in other desktop and laptop Web browsers like Firefox or Edge. You will be able to manually set the size of the circle as you are adding it to your slide.
Step 1: Go to your Google Drive at https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive and open the presentation containing the slide to which you wish to add the circle.
Step 2: Select the slide at the left side of the window where you want to draw the circle.
Step 3: Click the Shape button in the toolbar, choose the Shapes option, then click the circle.
Step 4: Click on the slide, hold down the mouse, then drag your mouse to draw the circle. If you wish to draw a perfect circle, hold down the Shift key on your keyboard as you are going so.
The circle will likely have a fill color after you create it. If you would like to change the fill color, make sure that the circle is selected, then click the Fill color button in the toolbar and select the desired fill color.
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