Add and edit a shape in Keynote on iPad
The shapes library contains hundreds of shapes in a variety of categories. After you add a shape to a slide, you can customise the shape in a number of ways. For example, you can change the standard five-point star into a twenty-point starburst and adjust how rounded the corners of a square are. You can also add text inside a shape and fill a shape with colour or an image.
Add a shape
Tap where you want to insert the shape, tap , then tap .
Select a category at the top of the shapes library, then tap or drag a shape to add it to your slide.
To search for a shape, tap at the top of the shapes library, then enter the name of the shape.
Drag the shape to reposition it on the slide.
You can also copy a shape from another presentation or from Pages or Numbers.
Adjust the features of a shape
You can change features of any basic shape (from the Basic category in the shapes library) that has a green dot when it’s selected. For example, you can add more arms to a five-point star.
Tap a shape to select it.
Do any of the following:
Reshape the corners of a rounded square: Drag the green dot towards a corner to sharpen it, or away from a corner to make it rounder.
Change the number of points on a star: Drag the outer green dot clockwise or anticlockwise to add or remove points. A star can have between three and twenty points.
Change the shape of the points on a star: Drag the inner green dot towards the centre of the star to make the points longer and narrower, or drag away from the centre to make the points shorter and wider.
Change the shape of a callout or speech bubble: Drag the green dot on the body of the bubble to reshape it. Drag the green dot at the tip of the point to change its length and position. Drag the green dot at the base of the point to change its width.
Change the number of sides in a polygon: Drag the green dot clockwise or anticlockwise to adjust the number of sides.
Adjust the proportions of arrows: Drag the green dot towards the tip of the arrow to make the arrowhead shallower, or drag the dot towards the side point of the arrow to make the arrow’s trunk thicker.
To work with multiple shapes at the same time, touch and hold one shape, then tap the other shapes with another finger.