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Creating Semi-Circles in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

Learn how to create a semicircle in PowerPoint 2007.

Author: Geetesh Bajaj

Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2007
OS: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7

Date Created: September 10th 2009
Last Updated: September 10th 2009

PowerPoint 2007 makes it easier to draw a semi-circle than in PowerPoint 2003 and previous versions, but it still isn't as intuitive. However, the steps in this tutorial will make it easy for you:

  1. Launch PowerPoint. Most of the time, PowerPoint will open with a new slide in a presentation -- PowerPoint 2007 users can change the slide layout to Blank (or Title Only) by selecting Home tab | Layout | Blank (or Title Only).

  2. Under the Home or Insert tab of the Ribbon, choose the Shapes button to view the Shapes gallery that you can see in Figure 1.

    Shapes gallery
    Figure 1: Shapes gallery

  3. In the Basic Shapes category, choose the Pie option and then drag and draw on your slide to end up with a Pie shape as shown in Figure 2.

    Pie shape
    Figure 2: Pie shape

  4. You'll see that the pie has two diamond-shaped, yellow handles -- drag the top handle towards the left so that you end up with a semi-circle as shown in Figure 3.

    Figure 3: Semi-circle

  5. Save your presentation.

Related Link: My book Cutting Edge PowerPoint 2007 For Dummies covers many aspects of PowerPoint 2007. A free chapter excerpt PowerPointing with the Best of Them is available on this site.

See Also:

Creating Semi-Circles in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Creating Semi-Circles in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
Creating Semi-Circles in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
Creating Semi-Circles in PowerPoint 2003 for Windows
Semi-Circles Again in PowerPoint 2003 for Windows


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