Using the Diagonal Stripe to Make a Diagonal Ribbon in PowerPoint

You can use PowerPoint shapes to create custom graphics in PowerPoint. Combine and group operations let you merge or subtract shapes easily. This time we’d like to show you how to create a simple diagonal stripe to use in any corner of your slide designs. The diagonal stripe in PowerPoint let you easily add a diagonal ribbon design into your slides.

Diagonal Stripe Shape in PowerPoint 2010

You can find the Diagonal Stripe shape in the shape collection. Once inserted, you can adjust the width of the stripe. Make sure to locate it in any corner of your choice.

Ribbon Text created in PowerPoint with diagonal stripe shape

To add a text, you can edit the shape and click on Edit Text but in our example we have created a separated text box and then rotate it -45 degrees so you can easily adjust and customize it beyond the shape text edit limitations.

Then you can easily change the background and make it look more realistic. For example, you can choose the fill by gradient colors and then make the diagonal stripe look as follows.

Confidential Ribbon Verbiage created with PowerPoint

Alternatively you can download ready made PowerPoint templates and free backgrounds for PowerPoint including 3D and 2D graphics and cliparts for your presentations.

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