How to create an equilateral triangle, a regular square, and other regular polygons
When you create a shape in any Microsoft Office application such as Word or PowerPoint, you create a shape with proportions, which depend on the selected area to which Microsoft Office application fits a shape. For example:
However, there is a way to add any of the available shapes in Microsoft Office application (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), keeping the correct, regular proportions:
1. On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click the Shapes button:
2. Select a shape you want to add to your document, spreadsheet or presentation, they are the same for all Microsoft Office applications.
3. Holding Ctrl, click the selected shape. The shape will be added at the current cursor position with regular proportions:
Note: All shapes will be added using the default size and style. You always can change the default style for shapes.
See also this tip in French: Comment créer un triangle équilatéral, un carré et d'autres polygones réguliers.