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How do you move the endpoint of a freeform curve?

This seems like it should be really simple but whenever I try with either the freeform tool or the pencil tool, it extends the curve rather than moving the endpoint.

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With the spline tool, click and release on the endpoint to turn it purple (selected). THEN you can drag it to reposition it. Sometimes Visio refuses to turn the endpoints purple, however you can still tell when the endpoint is draggable because the cursor turns into a drag cursor (crossed arrows) when directly over the endpoint.

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Works perfectly, thanks. BTW, for anyone else interested, I wasn't sure what the Spline tool was. It seems to be the Arc tool. At least that's what works in Visio 2010 using Ex Umbris' method. – SimonTewsi Jan 15 '14 at 1:24
It works with either the arc or freeform tool, aka the spline or bezier tool. – Ex Umbris Jan 15 '14 at 2:46
Thanks for clarifying, Ex Umbris. – SimonTewsi Jan 18 '14 at 4:11

Have you tried selecting the curve using the Pointer tool? That should display only the endpoints and allow you to move them.

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Thanks. Not quite what I was after as it operates on the whole shape (rotating it or stretching the whole shape, rather than just moving the end point). However, I think I can use this in combination with the pencil tool to get the result I'm after. – SimonTewsi Oct 25 '12 at 21:47

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