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Adding editable points to a shape, editing points when PowerPoint says No

Problem

You need to edit the points of a shape, but when you select it, Edit Points is grayed out/unavailable.
You want to add new points to a shape but can't.

Solution

There are several methods you can try, depending on the shape you're editing and the result you're after.

But wait! Geetesh Bajaj's Organic Boxes await your consideration.

The Edit, Copy | Edit, Paste Special as Metafile technique can work with a rectangle or oval too with this workaround:

Geetesh has a detailed tutorial that explains this and other useful techniques here.


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Adding editable points to a shape, editing points when PowerPoint says No
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Last update 23 August, 2012
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