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Shapes

Shapes Toolbar Options
Shapes

Available shapes include Square, Circle, Triangle, Diamond, Pentagon, Hexagon, Trapezoid, Parallelogram, Star, Star Burst, Flag, Cylinder, Talk Bubbles, Heart, Egg, Block Right Arrow, Block Horizontal Two Way Arrow, Block Left Arrow, and Block Vertical Two Way Arrow.

Placing a shape on the board is as simple as clicking the desired shape, where you are then presented with crosshairs where you may either:

  • Click an area on the board to create a shape using its default size.
  • Click and drag an area of the board to draw the shape to the size of your liking.
Once the shape is placed on the board, it will automatically go into edit mode.

Shapes Object

Select this icon on the shape outline to resize it.

Corner icons will proportionally resize the shape.

Non-corner icons will resize the shape in one direction only.

Click and drag the rotate icon to rotate the shape. The rotation will briefly resist every 90 degrees to aid in precise rotation.

Linking objects are available for Squares, Circles, Triangles, Diamonds, Pentagons, Hexagons, Trapezoids, and Parallelograms.

Keyboard Shortcut

Press R on the keyboard and click on the board to create a new rectangle.

Press O on the keyboard and click on the board to create a new circle/oval.

Press D on the keyboard and click on the board to create a new diamond.

Shapes Toolbar

Border Style
Border Style Options

Border Style provides options to:

  • Select the type of border, be that none, solid, dotted, or dashed.
  • Select the corner border radius. Only available for rectangles.
  • Select the thickness of the border.
  • Select the opacity and color of the border.
Background Color
Background Color Options

Select the opacity and color of the object’s background.

Text Color
Text Color Options

Select the color of the text.

Change Shape
Change Shape Options

Not happy with the selected shape? Easily change it to another shape or sticky note.

Mathematical Equations

Insert complex mathematical equations using MathType.

Insert complex chemical equations using ChemType.

Duplicate

Duplicates the selected objects.

Lock or Unlock

Lock or unlock selected objects to avoid unwanted modifications.

Delete Object

Delete the selected objects.

Text Properties, Links, and Emojis Toolbar

Example Text Formatting

Don’t be limited to one font style. Combine different font sizes, font types, bold, italic, underline, superscript, subscript, and emojis in the same shape.

Note: By selecting the shape before going into edit mode, you may change the text properties for all text in the shape.

Font Size Selector

Change the font size by selecting one from a preset list, or use the -+ paddles to adjust and fine-tune the wanted font size.

Bold

Bolds the selected text.

Italic

Italicizes the selected text.

Underline

Underlines the selected text.

Superscript Icon

Changes the selected text to superscript.

Subscript

Changes the selected text to subscript.

Text Alignment

Align the shape’s text vertically and horizontally.

URL Link

Hyperlink selected text, that on click, provides an option to open the URL in a new window.

Note: To edit or remove the hyperlink, enter edit mode and click the hyperlinked text to display additional options for editing or removing the hyperlink. 

Emojis
Emojis List

Spruce things up with our range of quick access emojis.

Font Selector

Changes the selected text to the font of your choosing.

Applies ToBoard Hosts, Board Facilitators, Board Editors

Plan Availability: Free*, Business, Education

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