This quick tip shows you how to quickly create a perpendicular arrow in PowerPoint.
In part of this lesson, you may see the term right-click. When we say right-click, we simply want you to click the button on the right side of the mouse.
If you do not have a right mouse button, then you can generally use a regular click (left-side) and press the keyboard shortcut Shift-F10.
For the purpose of this lesson, we suggest you use PowerPoint 2007 or higher or compatible.
Follow the steps below to create a perpendicular arrow in PowerPoint.
A box is now on your slide like the one below.
Your box may look different than ours. That is okay.
So, we now want to add a border to the box and remove the fill color.
You now have a border around your box.
Now, follow the same procedure to remove the fill. Except, this time for step 6, select Shape Fill, and choose No fill.
After that, your box is just an outline like ours.
Next, we will open up this box, delete some nodes, and add the arrows.
Your rectangle now has four little black boxes on each corner. We call those nodes.
Your box is now open.
Repeat steps 12 and 13 for the other node.
Are we there yet? Not quite. However, we now have perpendicular lines.
Finally, we done it! How do you like that?
On the whole, this shape still functions as any other shape. Meaning, you can change the color, line thickness, rotation, etc.
Quickly create a perpendicular arrow in PowerPoint
by Excel Effects :: October 20, 2020