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 Shapes Toolbar for PPT Productivity Power Tools users (this includes the Free trial). The Format Shapes 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.

Group, ungroup and regroup

Easily Group, Ungroup and Regroup shapes or objects in PowerPoint

PPT Productivity exposes common formatting features to the Format Shapes toolbar, providing one click access to save you time. The Grouping features are in the Arrange group on the Format Shapes Toolbar.

Group, Ungroup, Regroup enable fast editing, for example when stretching or shrinking shapes. If you grouped several shapes but need to ungroup them for separate editing, you can select any of the previously grouped shapes or objects on the slide and use the Regroup button to reform the group.

Please note: The Format Shapes Toolbar which includes these features has been updated in June 2021. The video on this page shows the previous version of the toolbar. Learn more about the updated Customizable Format Shapes Toolbar.

Shortcut Keys

You can also use Shortcut keys in PowerPoint to Group, Ungroup or Regroup shapes, images or objects:

  • Keyboard Shortcut to Group objects in PowerPoint: Ctrl+G
  • Keyboard Shortcut to Ungroup objects in PowerPoint: Ctrl+Shift+G
  • Keyboard Shortcut to Regroup objects in PowerPoint: Ctrl+Shift+J
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