Change Connector Type in PowerPoint 2013
Learn how to change between connector types in PowerPoint 2013.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
OS: Windows 7 and 8
There are essentially three types of connectors that you can use to link shapes in PowerPoint 2013 -- also you can add any of these three connectors (Straight, Elbow, or Curved) as per your requirements. However, what will you do if you added a connector of one type and later realize that you should have used a different type? You need not delete the existing connector and draw another one because PowerPoint 2013 allows you to change from one connector type to another fairly easily:
- Carefully select just the connector (not the shapes that it connects to) -- and then right-click to get
the contextual menu shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Contextual menu brought up by right-clicking the connector
- Within the contextual menu, choose the Connector Types option (highlighted in
red within Figure 1, above) to bring out the sub-menu
you see in Figure 2. Click on the connector type that you want to change to.
Figure 2: Choose new connector type
- In Figure 3, you can see that the Straight Connector has been changed into an Elbow Connector (compare to Figure 1).
Figure 3: Straight connector is changed to an Elbow connector
- Save your presentation often.
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