Arrange and Align Shapes
PPT Productivity PowerPoint add-in has 100+ time saving features. 'Arrange and Align Shapes' features include shortcuts to select all shapes matching a selected shape color or size, or by 12 other attributes. Also features to quickly align shapes, including aligning to first selected.
The Arrange and Align Shapes features can all be found on the Format Toolbar for PPT Productivity Power Tools users (this includes the Free trial). The Format Toolbar can be redocked to the top, bottom or either side of your screen. You can resize the Toolbar and easily toggle to show or hide features or feature groups.
PPT Productivity's features let you spend less time formatting so you can focus on the story.
Align to first selected shape
Align to the first selected shape in PowerPoint (rather than most extremely positioned or outermost shape), either temporarily or permanently.
This feature lets you override PowerPoint's default alignment to outermost shape, so you can align to the first selected shape.
PPT Productivity by default aligns to outermost shape (consistent with standard PowerPoint), but you have the option to align temporarily or permanently to the first selected shape instead.
To temporarily align to first selected shape, simply Ctrl-click the required PPT Productivity alignment button and your shapes will align to the first selected shape. To make alignment to first selected shape your default setting, go to PPT Productivity tab > Settings > Shape Alignment. Tick "Align to first selected shape rather than outmost shape". Ctrl-click overrides the default, so once you have updated your default setting, Ctrl-click when clicking alignment buttons will then align to outermost shape.
Alignment overrides work on all PowerPoint alignment buttons, not just PPT Productivity's buttons. For example: Home ribbon > Arrange > Align > Align left/right/etc