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 using shortcut keys

PPT Productivity's Customizable Shortcut Keys feature can be used to quickly align shapes in PowerPoint.

PPT Productivity comes with pre-set shortcut keys for alignment. You can assign additional shortcuts or change existing shortcuts. To assign shortcut keys:

  • Go to PPT Productivity tab > Settings > Shape Alignment, and tick "Align to first selected shape rather than outmost shape".
  • Then Shift+click on each alignment button to assign your shortcut key, OR filter for commands named "FirstSelected" in the Shortcut Key Manager (PPT Productivity tab > Manage Custom Shortcut Keys).
Productivity Tip

The Align shapes shortcuts align shapes relative to each other if multiple shapes are selected, or to the extreme border if only one shape is selected. You can combine the align shortcut keys with the No Fly Zone feature, to align shapes to a set text boundary.

Shortcut Keys

All PPT Productivity features can be used via the Customizable Shortcut Keys for PowerPoint feature. You can update the shortcut keys to any preferred available combination, but to get you started we created the following shortcut keys for aligning shapes in PowerPoint:

  • Shortcut key to Align Left: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+L
  • Shortcut key to Align Right: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R
  • Shortcut key to Align Center horizontal: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E
  • Shortcut key to Align Top: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+T
  • Shortcut key to Align Bottom: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+B
  • Shortcut key to Align Middle Vertical: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+M

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