timbo,you try the following code.

Code:
#include<iostream>
#include<iomanip>
using namespace std;
int main()
{
        int number =0,h=0,width=0, setw=0;
        char symbol = '\0', answer;
        while(1)
        {
                cout << "Please choose a letter that corresponds to the shape of your choosing \n";
                cout << "A. triangle " << endl;
                cout << "B. upside down triangle " << endl;
                cout << "C. rectangle " << endl;
                cout << "D. plus sign " << endl;
                cout << "E. quit " << endl;
                cin >> symbol;
                switch (symbol)
                {
                        case 'a':
                        case 'A':
                                cout << "Please choose an odd number 3-9 to calculate width and height of your choosing\n";
                                cin >> number;
                                while(number!=3 && number!=5 && number!=7 && number!=9)
                                {
                                        cout << "You have chosen Invalid Number\n";
                                        cout << "Please choose an odd number 3-9 to calculate width and height of your choosing\n";
                                        cin >> number;
                                }
                                cout << "Thank you, you have chosen triangle and " << number << " for height and width" << endl;
                                cout << "Please enter a symbol to design your shape. " << endl;
                                cin >> symbol;
                                cout << '\n';
                                for(int i=0; i<number; i++)
                                {
                                        for(int y=-1; y<i; y++)
                                                cout << symbol;
                                        cout << "\n";
                                }
                                while(1)
                                {
                                        cout << '\n' << "Do you wish to continue: (y/n) " << endl;
                                        cin >> answer;
                                        if(answer=='y' || answer=='Y')
                                                break;
                                        else if(answer=='n'||answer=='N')
                                        {
                                                cout << "Thank You For Your Time " << endl;
                                                return 0;
                                        }
                                        else
                                                cout << "Please choose a valid option.Either y or n.";
                                }
                                break;
                        case 'e':
                        case 'E':
                                exit(0);
                        default:
                                cout << "Please Choose a valid symbol between 'A' and 'E' " << endl;
                }
        }
        return 0;
}