How to change format of diagram shapes in Word

Word 365
The Format tab of the Drawing Tools toolbar provides plenty of options for customization of the shape outline, background and text settings. Also, here you can change spacing, and size for multiple shapes at once.

To change the format of the flowchart shape or the diagram shape, select it and then do one of the following:

  • When you select a shape, Microsoft Word appears a Drawing Tools toolbar:
    Drawing Tools in Word 2016

    Under Drawing Tools, on the Format tab, in the Shape Styles group, click the launchpad:

    Shape Styles in Word 2016
  • Right-click on the selected shape and choose Format Shape... in the popup menu:
    Format Shape popup in Word 2016

    In the Format Shape pane, adjust the format options:

    Format Shape pane in Word 2016

See also this tip in French: Comment changer le format des formes de diagramme dans Word.

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