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Welcome to these tutorials, many of which were unique concepts when first published!


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Connectors and custom anchor points.

Method Four

Logic: create your own custom connector points in PowerPoint

This one is very simple. We create an object with a connector point that we attach the connector to. We then hide the "dummy" object, and move the object, (and the connector) exactly where we want it. The only problem is that we will have an extra object on the slide we can't see. So...

Let's add some autoshapes, two for real, and one at the bottom that we will eventually hide.

three hexagons

We will want the connector to go between the top two objects, so we attach it to the bottom! Please humour me, it will work!

elbow connector box

elbow connector attached

Now that the connector is attached to our "dummy" autoshape, we can hide it, and then move it exactly where we want it.

newly created dummy hexagon

no fill menuno line menu

connector on a custom path to the second hexagon

Here, you can see the outline of the hidden autoshape that is hidden. And the final result?

final result

Glen Millar

Last Updated: March 28, 2005





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