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Learn how to create a branched arrow in PowerPoint in just 60 seconds! Our simple step-by-step instructions will guide you through the process of creating this useful graphic.

The branched PowerPoint Arrow you’ll learn today is:

PowerPoint Branched Arrow Tutorial

PowerPoint Branched Arrow Tutorial

The branched arrow is a versatile tool that can be used in a variety of ways. Once you master the technique, you can create variations like the ones shown below:

Branched PowerPoint Arrow 2

Branched PowerPoint Arrow 2

Where to use branched arrows in your presentations?

These type of arrows are perfect for representing concepts that involve cause and effect, branching out or branching in. For example, take a look at the two diagram templates below:

PowerPoint Arrow Branching In Template

PowerPoint Arrow Branching In Template

Arrow PowerPoint Diagram

Arrow PowerPoint Diagram

These arrow shapes can be used in a wide range of situations in your strategic and consulting presentations. Let us guide you through the process of creating these shapes in a step-by-step manner.

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Creating a Branched Arrow Shape:

To begin, select the Auto shapes menu and draw three block arrows. Adjust the angle of each arrow to meet your specific requirements. These three arrows will serve as the branches for the new arrow shape.

Tutorial Step 1 for Arrow Diagram

Tutorial Step 1 for Arrow Diagram

Next, add a large triangle to represent the head of the arrow.

Tutorial Step 2 Arrow

Tutorial Step 2 Arrow

Then, extend the branches by adding three rectangular bars, similar to the blue rectangles shown here.

Tutorial Step 3 Arrow

Tutorial Step 3 Arrow

For the final step, select all of the shapes and use the ‘Shape Union’ option. This will merge the shapes together, resulting in a branched arrow shape.

PowerPoint Branched Arrow Tutorial

PowerPoint Branched Arrow Tutorial

Using ‘Shape Union’ Feature in PowerPoint 2010:

To utilize the Shape Union command in PowerPoint 2010, it is necessary to have the Quick Access toolbar properly configured. To do so, navigate to the Windows menu located at the top of the screen and select the Customize Quick Access Toolbar option. From there, select More Commands and add the Shape Subtract and Shape Union commands from the list of Commands NOT in the menu.

For those seeking more comprehensive instructions, a tutorial on setting up the Quick Access Toolbar can be found here.

Arrows Branching Out:

To create a branched arrow shape in PowerPoint, start by placing a rounded rectangle on the head of the arrow. Next, add small triangles at the tip of each branch. Once you have all the shapes selected, press the ‘Shape Union’ option to merge them into a single shape.

PowerPoint Arrow Tutorial Final

PowerPoint Arrow Tutorial Final

As you can see, this process is incredibly simple and can be customized to fit your specific needs. You can even fill the shapes with a variety of preset gradients to add a professional touch to your presentation.

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Variations of Branched Arrows:

We are excited to present to you a collection of branched arrows that are sure to captivate your audience:

PowerPoint 3D Arrows from CEO Pack

Curved 3D Arrow in PowerPoint

Showing concept of Cause & Effect

3D Arrow Template Showing Cause and Effect

Branched Arrows showing a business concept 

Continuum Bridge

Continuum Business Concept Template

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