Arrange and Align Shapes

PPT Productivity PowerPoint add-in has 180+ 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 (including all Free trial users). The Format Toolbar for PowerPoint 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 using PPT Productivity. Overrride default PowerPoint alignment to most extremely positioned or outermost shape.

This feature lets you override PowerPoint's default alignment to outermost shape, to align to the first selected shape.

PPT Productivity by default aligns to outermost shape (consistent with standard PowerPoint). But PPT Productivity provides a feature to change the default so that you can align to the first selected shape in PowerPoint. Override the default alignment setting temporarily or permanently.

To temporarily align to first selected shape in PowerPoint, 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 in PowerPoint, 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.

Productivity Tip

Alignment overrides work on all PowerPoint alignment buttons, not just PPT Productivity's buttons. For example: Home ribbon > Arrange > Align > Align left/right/etc


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