Using Drawing Tools to Their Fullest

I have long been a believer that the drawing tools in PowerPoint are very much undervalued. No, PowerPoint isn’t a graphic design program. But, as mentioned earlier, when it comes to creating business graphics, this program can probably do quite a bit more for you than you think.

That statement is surely true today—consider the greatly improved graphic effects of the new graphics engine and the ability to convert shapes to freeform tools—but it applies equally as well to some longtime friends, from the Arrange tools, to Edit Points, to the ability to ungroup and customize Clip Art (yes, I said Clip Art).

In this section and the "Editing Shapes" section that follows, learn how to get creative with the drawing ...

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