I can't seem to create a straight line motion path!

I encounter this situation all the time. Whenever I create a motion path straight line, SL automatically creates a vertical path. What I need is a horizontal path. So I edit it but it is never perfectly straight and the motion path results in a choppy looking path. Can someone help? I have attached my file. When I hold down shift or ctrl during the change from vertical to horizontal, SL moves my original graphic in a strange fashion and it still isn't perfectly straight.

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Colette De Nardo

I'm actually having a similar issue. I would like my vertical line to start where it meets the horizontal line at the bottom, then move up the motion path to the arrow. I would also like to add a line motion path for the arrow but for some reason my original line is way too long and I can't get it to match up. Any suggestions would be great!

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Colette,

Thanks for contacting us and sharing what you are experiencing within your project.

Without seeing your project, it's hard to know how you've set this up. With your permission, I'd like to take a look at your project file, even the single slide in a new file, to investigate what's happening. You can share it publicly here, or send it to me privately by uploading it here. I'll delete it when I'm done troubleshooting.