Advanced Drawing Techniques: Edit Points for Shapes in PowerPoint

Created: Wednesday, June 20, 2012, posted by Geetesh at 11:19 am

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When working with shapes available in PowerPoint, you are not limited to what their default appearance looks like. You can change a rectangle to a rhombus, or even edit a curved or freeform line differently using the Edit Points option available for shapes. This option almost makes PowerPoint almost a drawing program that provides you the option to play with vertexes (points), handles, etc. — very similar to what you would do in Adobe Illustrator.

To learn more, choose your version of PowerPoint. If we do not have a tutorial for your version of PowerPoint, explore the version closest to the one you use.

Microsoft Windows

Edit Points for Shapes in PowerPoint 2016

Edit Points for Shapes in PowerPoint 2013

Edit Points for Shapes in PowerPoint 2010

Edit Points for Shapes in PowerPoint 2007

Edit Points for Shapes in PowerPoint 2003

Add or Delete Points (Vertexes) for Shapes in PowerPoint 2010

Types of Points (Vertexes) in PowerPoint 2010

Edit Points: Open and Close Paths in PowerPoint 2010

Edit Points: Curved and Straight Line Segments in PowerPoint 2010

Apple Mac

Edit Points for Shapes in PowerPoint 2016

Edit Points for Shapes in PowerPoint 2011

Add or Delete Points (Vertexes) of Shapes in PowerPoint 2011

Types of Points (Vertexes) in PowerPoint 2011

Edit Points: Open and Close Paths in PowerPoint 2011

Edit Points: Curved and Straight Line Segments in PowerPoint 2011

Edit Points for Shapes in PowerPoint


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