How to Create a Sphere in Office 2007

By Craig Witt

The Microsoft Office 2007 suite includes a number of popular productivity applications. Three of the programs included in this collection--Word, Excel and PowerPoint--allow users to insert shapes and then define and adjust their three-dimensional properties. Once you know where to find these options, creating an oval and adding 3D effects to turn it into a sphere is a straightforward process.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Word 2007, PowerPoint 2007 or Excel 2007

Step 1

Open Microsoft Word 2007, Microsoft Excel 2007 or Microsoft PowerPoint 2007.

Step 2

Click the "Insert" tab, near the top of the screen.

Step 3

Click the "Shapes" button and then select the oval shape from the resulting drop-down menu.

Step 4

Click and drag to define the size of an oval shape, and then release the click to create the shape.

Step 5

Right-click the shape and select "Format Shape" from the resulting menu.

Step 6

Click the "3-D Format" menu option on the left-hand side of the dialog box. Enter a value of "100 pt" in each of the four fields that appear beneath the "Bevel" heading. Adjust the other options to suit your design needs, and then click "Close."