Aligning drawing shapes in PowerPoint

You may have several drawn objects on a PowerPoint slide that you would like to align nicely.

To align objects:

Select the text boxes or other drawn objects to be aligned, by holding down the Shift key whilst clicking each one in turn.

In this example, we first align the two shapes on the left.

If using PowerPoint 2007 or PowerPoint 2010:

Click the Drawing Tools Format tab, then in the Arrange group, click the Align drop-down arrow.

Click Align Left. The two objects are aligned.

Select the top three objects and from the Align dropdown, select Align Top.

Repeat until all objects are aligned as required.

If using PowerPoint 2003 or earlier:

Click Draw – Align or Distribute, then select from the options shown.

Find out more about our Microsoft PowerPoint training in the UK or our Microsoft PowerPoint training in Australia.



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