Create Branched PowerPoint Arrow

Home PowerPoint Tutorials>  PowerPoint Arrow

Create branched arrow within 60 seconds. Follow our simple step by step instruction to create this useful shape in PowerPoint 2010.

The branched PowerPoint Arrow you’ll learn today is:

PowerPoint Arrow Branched Tutorial

Once you learn the technique, you can create variations like the following:

Branched PowerPoint Arrow 2

Where to use branched arrows in your presentations?

You can use the arrows to represent ‘branching out’ or ‘branching in’ concepts. For example, take a look at the following two diagram templates:

Branching In Inspiration template

Arrow PowerPoint Branching out template

The two arrow shapes can help you in a whole range of situations in your strategic and consulting presentations. Let us learn to create the shapes in a step by step manner.

Related: Consulting Diagrams with PowerPoint Shapes

Arrows Branching In:

Draw three block arrows from Auto shapes menu. Adjust the angle of the arrows to suit your requirement. These three arrows would form the branches for the new arrow shape:

tutorial step 1 for arrow

Add a large triangle to represent the head of the arrow.

Tutorial Step 2 Arrow

Add three rectangular bars as an extension of the branches as we have done with the blue rectangles here:

Tutorials Step 3 for Arrows

When you select all the shapes and use ‘Shape Union’ option you will get the branched arrow shape as follows:

PowerPoint Arrow Branched Tutorial

Note About Using ‘Shape Union’:To use the Shape Union command in PowerPoint 2010, you need to have the Quick Access toolbar set up.

In the Windows menu right at the top, find the Customize Quick Access Toolbar option > More Commands > and then in theCommands NOT in the menu list, add the Shape Subtract and Shape Union commands.

If you would like more detailed instructions, you can see the video in the Segmented Venn Diagram tutorial here

Arrows Branching Out:

Place a rounded rectangle on the head of the branched arrow you just created. Add small triangles at the tip of the branches as follows:

PowerPoint Arrow Tutorial Final

When you select all the shapes and press ‘Shape Union’ option, you will get the following shape:

Branched arrow in PowerPoint

As you can see, it is extremely easy to create the branched arrow shapes in PowerPoint 2010. You can fill the shapes with a variety of preset gradients to suit your specific requirement.

Related: Create Stunning PowerPoint Bulb

Variations of Branched Arrows:

We wish to show you some interesting variations of branched arrows from the collection we have created for business presenters:

PowerPoint 3D Arrows from CEO Pack

PowerPoint 3d Arrow CEO Pack

Showing concept of different direction/ reactions

Branched Arrows from Charts and Diagrams CEO Pack

Branched Arrows showing a business concept | CEO Pack

Business Concept Arrows from CEO Pack

All the 750 diagrams in the pack are fully editable. You can copy and paste the diagrams from our templates into your presentations and create professional slide deck in minutes. No other site on the net offers you such a comprehensive range of diagrams in one pack.

If you are a business presenter responsible for making mission critical presentations, or a trainer responsible for creating learning modules, the pack is an indispensable tool for your library.

Please browse through our collection and see how the diagrams fit your specific presentation needs.

Related: PowerPoint Arrows from CEO Pack

Hone your PowerPoint skills:

There are tons of simple and creative PowerPoint tutorials available for free on this site to take your PowerPoint skills to the next level. You can go through them and share them with your friends.

Please leave a positive comment to encourage us to create more of these tutorials. Your appreciation means a lot to us!

Related: Curved Arrow Tutorial

Related: Stunning 3d Curved Arrows tutorial
Return to Top of PowerPoint Arrow Tutorial

Return to PowerPoint Tutorial Main Page

Get 25 Creative PowerPoint Ideas Mini Course &
 Members-only tips & offers. Sign up for free below: