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

Send backward, bring forward

One click access to send a shape or object backward or pull it forward in a set of shapes or objects on your PowerPoint slide.

In addition to offering new features in PowerPoint, PPT Productivity exposes common standard formatting features to the Format Toolbar - providing one click access to save you time.

Send backward/ bring forward buttons enable fast layering of objects on the slide.

Productivity Tip

The send backward and bring forward shortcuts may not always appear to be working but this is because PowerPoint is sending them back or bringing them forward relative to all elements on the slide, not just the immediately surrounding elements (you can see this in the video above by watching the Selection Pane shown to the right of screen). You can turn on the Selection Pane from the PPT Productivity ribbon.

Shortcut Keys

You can use Shortcut keys in PowerPoint to send backward or bring forward one position:

  • Keyboard Shortcut to Send object backward one position: Ctrl+[
  • Keyboard Shortcut to Send object forward one position: Ctrl+]
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