How to Make a Square in Word 2016

Microsoft Word has a variety of tools that you can use to add different objects to your documents. There are even drawing and shape tools that you can use when you want to know how to make a square in Word.

How to Create a Square Shape in a Microsoft Word Document

Use these steps to make a square in Microsoft Word.

Step 1: Open your Word document.

Step 2: Click where you want the square to appear.

choose where to make the square

Step 3: Select the “Insert” tab at the top of the window.

click the Insert tab

Step 4: Click the “Shapes” button.

select the Shapes option

Step 5: Select one of the rectangle options.

click a rectangle shape

Step 6: Draw your square in the document.

how to make a square in Microsoft Word 2016

Step 7: Use the “Size” section of the ribbon to make the length and width equal.

make the length and the width equal

Now that you know how to make a square in Word you can use these same steps to create other shapes that you might need as well.

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While many users typically consider Microsoft Word to be a tool for writing text, it actually has options for adding a variety of media types.

Whether you need pictures, videos, or objects from other document types, Microsoft Word usually has an option to help you accomplish it.

But you also have the ability to add shapes, meaning that it’s possible to learn how to make a square in Microsoft Word.

Our guide below will show you how to use the rectangle shape tool to draw a rectangle in the document, then adjust the size of that rectangle so that the length and width are the same, giving you a square.

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After you have created the square in your Word document you can make additional adjustments to it by changing options on the Shape Format tab. For example, you can click the Shape Fill button in the Shape Styles section of the ribbon to change the color of the square, or you can click the Shape Outline button to change the color of the square’s border.

You can delete the square by clicking on it, then pressing the Delete key on your keyboard. Alternatively, you can copy the square by right-clicking on it and choosing the Copy option, then right-clicking again and choosing the Keep Source Formatting button under Paste Options.

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