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How to create a spiral in PowerPoint

While it's possible to create a spiral using PowerPoint's curve and edit points tools, it can be very tedious.

If you need to draw a spiral and have a program like Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw, try this:

Use the program's Spiral tool to draw the spiral you want, then do one of the following:


Either method gives you a spiral in PowerPoint that's constructed of a curved shape that you can fine tune using Edit Points.

If you don't have Illustrator or Draw, right-click this link and save spiral_001.emf to your computer then insert and ungroup it as described above.

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How to create a spiral in PowerPoint
Last update 07 June, 2011