You will want to make sure that your objects are aligned properly in PowerPoint so that your presentation looks clean and professional. There are a few different ways to align objects, and you can use these methods to line up any object on your slides.
Here are a few methods on how to align objects in PowerPoint.
One of the easy and quick ways to align objects is through the PowerPoint guidelines. These guidelines appear when you move an object on your slide. To use the guidelines, simply select the object that you want to align. Then, move the object until it lines up with the other object(s) on the slide. You will see a guideline appear when the object is aligned properly.
As an example, let’s assume we want to align a text box in the middle of a (circle) object on our slide, and we want both of them in the middle of our slide.
To align the circle, we would first select the circle. Then, we would move it until the guidelines appear in the center of the slide, as shown below.
To align the text box, we would do the same thing. First, we would select the text box. Then, we would move it until the guidelines appear in the center of both the slide and the circle, as shown below.
You can also use the PowerPoint guidelines to align multiple objects evenly. Let’s see how to do this with another example. Let’s assume we have three objects (Rectangles) that we want to align horizontally, with equal spacing in between them.
To do this, move the first rectangle to the center of the slide with the help of the guidelines.
Then, move the second rectangle to the left and align it with the first one using the guidelines. You will see that the second rectangle is now horizontally aligned with the first one, and there is equal space between them.
Now, move the third rectangle to the right and align it with the first one using the guidelines. You will see that all three rectangles are now evenly spaced and aligned horizontally.
Another way to align objects in PowerPoint is with the “Align Shapes” feature. This feature allows you to align multiple objects at once. To use this feature, select the objects that you want to align. Then, go to the “Shape Format” tab and click on the “Align” button, as shown below.
A drop-down menu will appear, and from this menu, you can select the alignment that you want. Let’s assume we want to align three circles horizontally, with equal spacing in between them. To do this, we would select the “Align Shapes” option and then select the “Align Middle”. This will align three circles horizontally, with equal spacing in between them.
You can also utilize the other options in the popup to align the shapes as you want.
These are three different ways to align objects in PowerPoint. You can use any of these methods to align any object on your slides. Test out different methods and see which one works best for you.