How to Draw Straight Lines on PowerPoint 2007 Slides

By Doug Lowe

PowerPoint provides a Line button so you can draw straight lines on your slides. With your PowerPoint slide open, choose a location for your line, then follow these steps:

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1Click the Line button in the Shapes group on the Insert tab.

The button’s icon looks just like you’d think it would — a straight line.

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2Point the cursor to where you want the line to start.

This is the beginning point for your line.

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3Click and drag the cursor to where you want the line to end.

This is the end point for your line.

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4Release the mouse button when you reach your destination.

After you’ve drawn the shape, the Ribbon displays the Drawing Tools tab.