Using the Freeform line tool

Most presenters are familiar with the common lines you can use in PowerPoint. But many presenters haven’t used the Freeform line tool. It can be used to trace graphs or objects in order to superimpose an outline on another object for comparison. It can be used to create unique shapes, and it can be used to mask out portions of a photo. In the video below, I show you how to do all of these with the Freeform line tool. Click the Full Screen button in the lower right of the video to make it as large as your screen so it is easier to see the step-by-step instructions.

By Dave Paradi

Dave Paradi has over twenty-two years of experience delivering customized training workshops to help business professionals improve their presentations. He has written ten books and over 600 articles on the topic of effective presentations and his ideas have appeared in publications around the world. His focus is on helping corporate professionals visually communicate the messages in their data so they don't overwhelm and confuse executives. Dave is one of fewer than ten people in North America recognized by Microsoft with the Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams communities. His articles and videos on virtual presenting have been viewed over 1.2 million times and liked over 12,000 times on YouTube.