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Use the Ellipse tool

Use the Ellipse tool Cc294663.d5c0aa2c-2447-4e4f-a2ca-24499f152b92(en-us,Expression.40).png to draw circles or ovals.

To draw a circle or oval

  1. In the Toolbox, select the Ellipse tool.

  2. Using the Ellipse tool, drag in your document. To constrain the shape to a circle, hold down the SHIFT key.

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    If you hold the ALT key when dragging, the ellipse will be centered on the point where you originally clicked. Holding down both SHIFT+ALT will center a circle on that point.

The resulting path consists of Bezier curves and anchor points that you can edit to create nonelliptical shapes.

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