I’m working on a presentation and I came across this little feature in PowerPoint that I was unfamiliar with. It’s the Merge Shapes flyout menu/ It doesn’t work as well it does in Silhouette or Inkscape or Illustrator, but it does work if you use it just right!
Now, I use the quotes around the word vector because I’m not sure if it really does give you a vector graphic. It seems to act that way and there are individual points one can edit, so I’m going to say that it does. One test would be to copy and paste it into Inkscape or Illustrator or Corel. The real test would be to get it into GlowForge UI, but I’m not sure if one can paste into the GF program.
When I first tried it I was unsuccessful. I think it was because I was using the text box that comes automatically on a new slide. If I made a text box myself, then it would work according to the directions.
Nonetheless, I thought this was a pretty awesome find and I will be helpful to my presentation!