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.

Select same color or size

Select all shapes on your slide that are the same color or same size as the last shape selected.

The Select by features make it easy to select objects on your slides to update. Easily apply a bulk color change to your slides by selecting a shape and using the Select Same Color Shapes feature.

Similarly, use the Select Same Size Shape feature to select all shapes on the page of the same size - useful for example to change the shape outline or fill color.

Please note: The Format Shapes Toolbar 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.

Productivity Tip

If you wish to select multiple colors (or different sizes), continue to add new shapes to the selection by holding down the Ctrl key while clicking. Then another click of Select Same Color or Select Same Size will add to the shapes selected using the shape you just selected.

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 have set up the following for selecting shapes:

  • Shortcut key to select same color shapes: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+#
  • Shortcut key to select same size shapes: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Z
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