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How to Add Curved Arrow in PowerPoint

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2024-05-22 13:36:15 • Filed to: PowerPoint Tips • Proven solutions

Making a presentation in PowerPoint is an art and you must be Picasso of it. To increase the beauty and attraction of the PowerPoint presentation, you may add shapes, arrows, images, and charts, etc. So, this post is written to teach you how to add curved arrow in PowerPoint.

How to Add a Curved Arrow in PowerPoint

Adding a curved arrow in your presentation is the same in all the versions of PowerPoint, i.e., 2010, 2013, 2016, and 2019. Apart from the default options in PowerPoint, you also need to put a little bit of creativity from your side. So, let’s do it by following the steps below.

  • Step 1. Launch PowerPoint and open the PPT file and the desired slide where you need to add the curved arrow.
  • Step 2. Now, click “Insert” > “Shapes” in the Title Bar, and a drop-down will open having dozens of different shapes.
  • Step 3. Locate the section “Block Arrows” and click on any one of the horizontal arrows to select it.
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  • Step 4. Now draw the arrow using your mouse. Once the arrow is drawn, you’ll witness a round arrow on top of it, using which you can transform the arrow to upwards or downwards. We’ll transform it into upwards in a tile position.
  • Step 5. Upon selecting the drawn arrow, you’ll also witness the “Drawing Tools” option in the title bar, and click “Edit Shape” > “Edit Points”.
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  • Step 6. Here you have to be a bit creative to convert this plain arrow into a curved one. So, first, click-and-hold the down corner of the arrow’s tail and move it to inside. You’ll witness that the size of the arrow’s tail has been shrink. Similarly, click the top corner of the arrow’s tail and compress it.
  • Step 7. After you have compresses it, you’ll see another point available to edit. Click and move it, and you’ll understand the whole scenario of how to do it.
  • Step 8. Now select all the points one-by-one and edit them until you get a catchy curved arrow for your presentation. Once you are done with all the editing, save the PPT file and it’s done.
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Note: For a double-curved arrow, while selecting the arrow in Step 3, select the one having arrows at both sides. Once drawn, follow the steps to curve it.

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