There may be multiple objects like shapes and images in your PowerPoint slides. You can align these objects to make your slideshow more orderly. In this post, MiniTool Partition Wizard shows you how PowerPoint align objects.

PowerPoint Align Objects with Their Copies

When you copy your target objects, you can align the copies with them. If you want to do that, you should follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open your target PowerPoint and click the object you want to copy.

Tip: If your target object is a text box or placeholder, click its edge.

click your target object

Step 2: Press the Ctrl + Shift button and drag the target object to the destination. And then, the copy will stay aligned with the target object.

press Ctrl + Shift and drag the target object

Step 3: If you want more aligned copies of your target object, press the Ctrl + Y button on your keyboard.

Note: Do not move your mouse or press any keys on your keyboard to do anything else.

press Ctrl and Y at the same time

Also read: Some Important Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows You Should Know

PowerPoint Align Objects by Using Gridlines

If you are not good at using the shortcut keys, you can display gridlines to align objects in PowerPoint. How to align objects in PowerPoint in this way? Find the details now!

Step 1: After opening your target PowerPoint, you ought to click the target slide and hit the View tab on the top of the interface.

click the target slide and hit View

Step 2: Now, you have to find the section of Show and click the arrow icon at the lower right corner of that section.

click the arrow icon

Step 3: In the new pop-up window, you ought to check the Display grid on screen, Display drawing guides on the screen, and Display smart guides when shapes are aligned. And then, hit OK.

Tip: You can open the switches on horizontal and vertical gridlines in the slide by checking Display grid on screen. You can also open the switches on horizontal and vertical guidelines in the middle of the slide by checking Display drawing guides on the screen. Besides, you can check Display smart guides when shapes are aligned to show smart guidelines while dragging objects.

check the options and hit OK

Step 4: Now, you can drag the target object to the destination. Here, take the square for example.

drag the target object to the destination

In addition to the way to align objects in PowerPoint, you could click here to learn more about the use of gridlines in PowerPoint.

PowerPoint Align Objects to the Slide

Before learning how to align objects in PowerPoint in this way, you are supposed to know the features of each option.

  • Align Left: Align the object to the left margin of a slide.
  • Align Center: Align the object to the center of a slide.
  • Align Right: Align the object to the right margin of a slide.
  • Align Top: Align the object to the top of a slide.
  • Align Middle: Align the object to the middle of a slide.
  • Align Bottom: Align the object to the bottom of a slide.

To align objects in PowerPoint by using align command, follow the steps below.

Step 1: After opening your target PowerPoint, you ought to click the target object and select the Arrange tab on the top of the interface. Here, take the square for example.

click the target object and select the Arrange tab

Step 2: Now, you are supposed to scroll your mouse to the option of Align and hit option based on your need.

scroll your mouse to Align and hit the selection

You have aligned your target object to the slide successfully.

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