Creative uses of PowerPoint Rectangle

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Discover some creative uses of rectangles for your business presentations. Get inspired to come up with your own variations.

Quick word about PowerPoint rectangle:

PowerPoint rectangle IdeasRectangles are probably the most commonly used auto shapes in a presentation. May be that is why PowerPoint provides you with 9 variations of the shape. In this article, we will see some interesting ways to use the shapes in business presentations.

PowerPoint rectangle

Use them as Text boxes:

The most common use of a rectangle shape is to create textboxes. Here is an example of a basic template for text boxes in a presentation:

Rectange Shape as text boxesYou can also use rectangles to create simple box diagrams like the following decision tree:

Rectangle Shape for decision trees

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Combine the shape with graphics:

Instead of settling for the base shape, you can add some interesting graphics to the rectangles to highlight the text written inside the boxes. Here are a couple of templates that showcase the idea:

Rectangle shape with GraphicsThe image of hands holding the rectangular box naturally draws attention of the audience to the text written inside the rectangle.

You can even choose to highlight a certain portion of the text written inside the box using graphics like the ones shown below:

Highlight text using Rectangle

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Merge or divide a rectangle:

You can take your rectangular text boxes to the next level by using some interesting ways and combine them into creative concepts:

Rectangle used for conceptsYou can also divide the text boxes using creative graphics like this:

Source: Ideas from PowerPoint Graphics CEO Pack 2

Such simple ideas help you to take your text boxes to the next level by providing additional insights to your audience.

Code your rectangular text boxes

Take a look at the following diagram template related to scenario analysis:

Rectangle used to create scenario analysis templateWe added meaning to basic rectangular text boxes by placing simple icons next to the boxes. For example, in the above template the red box talks about the bear phase of the market and the green box talks about the bull phase of the market.

Here is another PowerPoint rectangle template that works on the same idea. We used the concept of snakes and ladders to lend meaning to the boxes:

Concept using rectangular boxes from CEO Pack 2

Source: PowerPoint Finance Templates CEO Pack 2

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Rectangle as design element in your title templates

You can use Rectangle shape in PowerPoint as design element in your title templates. See how we used a rectangular border to give definition to the following title template:

PowerPoint Title Slide with Rectangle ShapeYou can also use small rounded rectangle shapes filled with picture, texture or fill to add visual interest to your title templates. Here is an example;

Rounded rectangle designThus with a bit of imagination and creativity you can make your basic rectangle shapes create magic in your business presentations. Take a look at the 100+ creative ideas to make your next presentation interesting and unique.

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