How do I use the Rectangle tool?

Use the Rectangle tool to draw rectangles and squares. Add colors and text to illustrate your point.

The Rectangle tool lets you draw rectangle and square shapes. To use the tool, click on the Rectangle tool icon , then click and hold down your mouse button to draw the shape. Hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard to draw a square.

Editing the shape

You can move, resize and rotate your shapes with the Select tool by clicking on the shape, and using the visible controls to edit the shape.

You can additionally edit the individual points of the rectangle by slowly double-clicking on the shape, then dragging the point controls around.

Adding text to your rectangles

You can add a centered text box to your rectangles with the Select tool by quickly double-clicking the rectangle to bring up the text box. Enter your text, then click away from the text box to apply.

Changing the color, font and line width

To change the color, font or line width of a rectangle shape, first select it with the Select tool, then click on Options to reveal the options. The Options menu lets you choose a new font, font size, fill color, outline color, line width and opacity.