Would you like to create shapes like this in PowerPoint?
I like them because they look informal, hand drawn.
They don’t come with PowerPoint, but you can easily create them using the Bézier Curve (Edit Points) feature. This feature is not well known because it isn’t on the ribbon. You do everything with the right-click menu.
In this short video, I show you how to create these shapes.
Here are the steps to create an open circle:
- Draw an oval.
- On the Format tab, choose Shape Fill, No Fill.
- Right-click on the outline and choose Edit Points.
- Right-click the top point and choose Open Path.
You can make further adjustments. For example:
- Drag the right point to overlap at top
- Click a point and adjust the long handles — change their angle and length to see the results
I have more information on Bézier curves in this tip: Create Bézier curves.
You always have new and interesting ideas to give us. Thanks.
This is very useful. Thanks Ellen. One learns something new everyday
Thank you! This was very helpful. I’m going to show it to my class. You will get credit, of course! 🙂
Thank you so much for what you create in the world. Making power points more powerful and useful is a tremendous gift. I am learning every time I go to your website and study the hints and instructions. It’s a fascinating field and sometimes the very fact that I can do something novel is a temptation away from creating text for teaching 🙂 and writing down ideas.
Thanks for your work and generosity from the bottom of my heart
Susann, I’m so glad to be of help. I also invite you to subscribe to my newsletter so that you don’t miss new tips as they come out. Here’s the link: http://ellenfinkelstein.com/ppt_submit.html
I was searching for exactly this and found your article. Great tip, worked perfectly, thank you!
Hi, thank you for this lesson, very useful.
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