PowerPoint 2016 - What are the blue lines with white squares called. They appear when I'm editing points in an animation or just a regular circle.

When I'm animating the points of a circle I also get two blue lines which also affect the curvature of the circle.
WHAT IS THE NAME OF THOSE BLUE LINES with the squares on them?
These blue lines with squares also appear when I'm editing the points of a simple circular shape.
If you could supply me with a link, that would be appreciated. (See graphic)err
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John WilsonCEO PowerPoint AlchemyCommented:
They are usually called "bezier handles" I think.
Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
They refer to the line and the white boxes at it's end as the "angle edit tool" in this article, but I don't think that's an official name.  Not sure there is one, I think of it as the "edit points edit tool", but I haven't seen a Microsoft term for it.

How To Use Edit Points Functionality in PowerPoint Shapes - SlideModel


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Karen FalandaysTraining SpecialistCommented:
I do believe what you are looking at might be the patterns of animation that the object might be following. Try to play the animation and see if the effect follows those lines. Better yet, attach your slide so we can have a look
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Echo_SCommented:
There is no official name for the blue line. In fact, I called them funky blue lines when I wrote about them here. http://echosvoice.com/bezier-curves/

The white squares are called handles or adjustment handles. What you're looking at are actually Bezier curves.

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brothertruffle880Author Commented:
Thanks to everyone and have a great weekend!

Echo_S, you are da bomb!  : )
Echo_SCommented:
LOL, thanks! I'm flattered. :-)
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