Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Use the Drawing Toolbar
Create a new blank presentation in PowerPoint by
Click the text placeholders and press the Delete (Del)
key on your keyboard.
Click the Insert tab in the Ribbon.
PowerPoint 2007 moves the drawing tools from a toolbar to a
popup menu at the left side of the Insert tab.
Click the More down arrow to open the drawing shapes
pop-up menu (see Figure 7-1).
Choose an object from one of the groups.
Figure 7-1: The Drawing tools pop-up menu
Move the cursor to a slide and drag to create the shape
(see Figure 7-2). In this example, the Sun object was
selected from the Basic Shapes tool group and drawn on
the slide. The tool groups include
• Recently used shapes: Choose from drawing tools
used recently in a PowerPoint presentation.
• Lines: Click a Line tool and drag the cursor in the
Slide window to create a line. Straight lines, lines
with arrowheads, curved lines, polygon lines, and
irregular shapes are available in this group.