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 shapes

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  • Align multiple shapes to left, right, top, bottom, middle (horizontally) or center (vertically) on your PowerPoint slide.

    These features let you quickly access alignment buttons to align selected shapes in PowerPoint. Align objects on your PowerPoint slide in less clicks. Use the alignment features to align text boxes, shape, images or other objects. Align objects in PowerPoint relative to each other or to the position on the screen (e.g. center text box will anchor it to the horizontal center of your slide).

    Default behavior for this feature is to align to the most extreme positioned shape, consistent with Microsoft's default in PowerPoint. However, you can temporarily or permanently override the default and force alignment to the first shape you select using PPT Productivity's Align to first selected feature.

    Productivity Tip

    If you select a single object and an align feature, it will dock to the edge of the slide's text boundary. Read more about the No Fly Zone feature and setting your text boundary

    Shortcut Keys

    All PPT Productivity features can be used via the Customizable Shortcut Keys for PowerPoint feature. Use a PowerPoint shortcut to align objects. 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 Objects Left Ctrl+Alt+Shift+L
    • Shortcut key to Align Objects Right Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R
    • Shortcut key to Align Objects Center horizontal Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E
    • Shortcut key to Align Objects to Top Ctrl+Alt+Shift+T
    • Shortcut key to Align Objects to Bottom Ctrl+Alt+Shift+B
    • Shortcut key to Align Objects to Middle Vertical Ctrl+Alt+Shift+M

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