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PowerPoint Drawing Tools

How to Use Drawing Tools in PowerPoint

You can add drawings to a presentation to add some personalized flair.

Create a Drawing

  1. Click the Draw tab.
  2. Click the Draw with Touch button.

    The mouse cursor changes to a drawing tool, and you can draw a shape by clicking and drawing on the page.

  3. Draw a shape using the mouse or touchscreen.
    Drawings

Change Pen Type

While drawing, you also have a number of pen effects to choose from in the Pens gallery.

  1. Select a pen from the gallery.
  2. Click the active pen in the gallery.
  3. Modify the pen's properties.
    Drawings

You can also create new pens by clicking the Add Pen button, with the same thickness and color options you have when modifying a pen.

Erase a Drawing

If you've added a drawing that you don't want to keep, you can erase drawings that you've made.

  1. Click the Eraser button.
  2. Click a drawing.
    Drawings

    The drawing is erased. If you're finished erasing drawings, click the Eraser button again to turn it off.

  3. Click the Eraser button again.

    Drawings

The eraser is turned off, and you can go back to editing your presentation or making more drawings.