Advanced Drawing Techniques: Edit Points for Shapes in PowerPoint

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

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When a shape is inserted into a PowerPoint slide, its default appearance is related to the points that it contains. Alter the points, and you can change the original shape to anything you want. PowerPoint’s native Edit Points tool makes it almost a drawing program that provides you the option to play with vertexes (points), handles, etc. This is very similar to what you would do in Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW or another drawing program. By using the Edit Points tool, you can change a rectangle to a rhombus, or even edit a curved or freeform line differently.

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

Apple Mac

Edit Points for Shapes in PowerPoint 2016

Edit Points for Shapes in PowerPoint 2011

Edit Points for Shapes in PowerPoint

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