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PowerPoint Drawing

After completing this module, you will be able to:

Drawing Lines

To draw a line on the screen with PowerPoint, you use the Line tool. The Line tool appears about a third of the way over on the Drawing toolbar. If the Drawing toolbar isn’t visible, pull down the PowerPoint View menu, choose Toolbars, and select the Drawing toolbar. Then watch this movie to learn how to draw a line.

Drawing Arrows

To draw an arrow on the screen with PowerPoint, you use the Arrow tool. The Arrow tool appears alongside the Line tool about a third of the way over on the Drawing toolbar. This movie shows you how to draw an arrow.

Drawing Curves

To draw a curve on the screen with PowerPoint, you use the Curve tool. The curve can have one or more vertices, around which you can bend the curve in a wide range of patterns. This movie shows you how to draw curves with PowerPoint.

Reshaping Curves

Drawing curves freehand can be tricky. Often you won't get the shape you want on your first attempt. Happily, it's easy to reshape a curve and make it bend just the way you want. This movie shows how to change the shape of a curve after you've drawn it.