How to change format of diagram shapes in Word

Word 2016
The Shape Format tab (the Drawing Tools toolbar in the previous version and Word 2016) 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 dispalys the Shape Format tab:
    Shape Format tab in Word 365

    On the Shape Format tab, in the Shape Styles group, click the dialog box launcher:

    Shape Styles in Word 365
  • Right-click on the selected shape and choose Format Shape... in the popup menu:
    Format Shape popup in Word 365

On the Format Shape pane, adjust the format options:

Format Shape pane in Word for Microsoft 365

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

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