PowerPoint Add FreeForm drawing tool to menu

How might I add the freeform drawing tool, as a separate command, that is, not as part of "Shapes", to a custom menu?

I know how to create the custom menu;  I can't locate the freeform drawing tool as a separate command.

Thanks!
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JSRWilsonCommented:
AFAIK there's no way to insert individual items from the Shapes Gallery.
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codequestAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the input.   Looks like that might be the answer;  I'll wait to see if anyone else agrees.
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JSRWilsonCommented:
I'll be surprised (and delighted) if someone knows a way!
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codequestAuthor Commented:
Me too! :-)
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Jamie GarrochPowerPoint Consultant & DeveloperCommented:
I think JSRWilson's correct. The closest I can get is by assigning this [unreliable SendKeys] macro to the QAT but it relies on the user having two rows in the Recently Used Shapes part of that gallery control:

Option Explicit

Sub InsertFreeform()
  SendKeys "%", True  ' Alt
  SendKeys "N", True  ' Insert tab
  SendKeys "SH", True ' Shapes
  SendKeys "{DOWN}", True ' Move to freeform shape...
  SendKeys "{DOWN}", True
  SendKeys "{LEFT}", True
  SendKeys "{LEFT}", True
  SendKeys "{ENTER}", True '...and select
End Sub

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codequestAuthor Commented:
@Jamie:  thanks for the input, and for looking for a solution.  That's intriguing, however, beyond the reach of just wanting to have the freeform tool more available.  I'm going to reward points, close this, and ask a related question.
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