Creating Semi-Circles in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
Learn how to create a semi-circle in PowerPoint 2010.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
OS: Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP
Date Created: March 30th 2011
Last Updated: March 30th 2011
Just like PowerPoint 2007, PowerPoint 2010 also does not provide the semi-circle
as a basic
shape within the Shape gallery.
In this tutorial you will learn how to draw a semi-circle
in PowerPoint 2010 using the Pie shape.
Follow these steps to draw a semi-circle:
- Launch PowerPoint 2010.
Most of the time, PowerPoint will open with a new slide in a presentation
-- PowerPoint 2010 users can change
the slide layout to Blank by selecting the Home tab | Layout | Blank.
- Within the Home or Insert tab
of the Ribbon, click the Shapes button to access
the Shapes gallery that you can see in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Shapes gallery
this gallery, select the Pie shape under Basic Shapes
group (refer to Figure 1), and then drag
and draw on your slide to place
an instance of the shape, as shown
Figure 2: Pie shape
- You'll see that the Pie shape, when selected shows two diamond
shaped, yellow handles -- select the top handle and start dragging
it leftwards as shown in Figure
3 below. The cursor changes to an arrow head, and you can see
a line as well to indicate the manipulated shape that results from
this dragging action.
Figure 3: Drag the top yellow diamond handle of the Pie towards left
Tip: Any shapes that show diamond handles when selected can be manipulated by dragging those diamonds -- learn more in our Manipulating Shapes by Dragging Diamonds in PowerPoint 2010 tutorial.
- Keep on dragging the cursor till you end up with a semi-circle,
as shown in Figure
Figure 4: Semi-circle drawn using Pie shape
- Remember that this semi-circle can be flipped or
as shown in Figure
Figure 5: Flipped semi-circle
done, save your presentation.
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