Insert Shape - make it as default

Hello, I would like to know how I can insert a shape but make that shape the default.  Fro example, I continaully Insert Shape <  Oval for highlighting areas on pictures and I always have to set the property of the circle to NO FILL, RED OUTLINE.  

Maybe there is a way to insert an Auto text or have it default some way.  Maybe some experts know about this.  I am not completely use to MS 2007 still and have a tough time figuring out where everything is.

thank you
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Echo_SConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Draw a shape and format it like you want (red outline, whatever line thickness, no fill), then right-click it and select Set as Default Shape.

This will set the formatting of the default shape for this presentation. It will not set the default shape itself as an oval. (I don't know that there's any way to do that unless you'd do it with code -- and even then I'm not positive it could be done easily, or if it would even make sense to do so now that I really think about it.)

If you want to make this a default on all new presentations, you'll have to set the default shape on your blank template. Do that, then see this for instructions for how to save the template as the default so it's what opens when you open PPT: 
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pdvsaProject financeAuthor Commented:
All experts basically had the same came down to first response.  Echo had a little bit different apprroach and I used it and created a .potx and placed it in my autostart folder.  Now PPT opens with those default shapes and that is good enough for me.  

thank you...have a good day..
We both posted it at the same time.  I would've thought I'd get an assist for sure on this.  That's twice in a row now for me :-(
pdvsaProject financeAuthor Commented:
Andrew:  sorry sorry.  I did not know I could issue an Assist.  I am not sure what it is.  I do see both of you responded at the same time.  I dont know what sort order it is then.  I gues in this case I can split the pts 3 ways evenly but I dont know if that is unfair or not.  
Yes, you could do it three way although I would've given them to the first one that had the correct response.  In this case there's two.  However, I'm not going to tell you to remove pts from anyone so 3 will be fair enough.
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