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.