More PowerPoint "how to's" this weekend. ("how to's" - apostrophe abuse alert) A reminder on the PowerPoint Ninja blog today on how to transform built-in PowerPoint shapes into free form objects. Read detailed instructions here.
Drawing free-hand is a challenge. In order to keep some control on where to move corners of the shape I recommend using a drawing grid with a wide spacing (PowerPoint 2007):
  1. Click the "Arrange" button in the home ribbon
  2. Click "Align"
  3. Click "Grid settings"
  4. Click "Snap objects to grid"
  5. Click "Display grid on screen"
  6. In "Spacing" choose a large value