More than 50 of the most frequently used one-click functions
The Shapes Toolbar is a powerful set of tools that speed up shape manipulation
It quickly allows you to add shapes, manipulate their dimensions to match other shapes, and align them. You can quickly rotate shapes, incrementally magnify or shrink shapes, group, ungroup, and change shape margins and line styles.
Same Height, Same Width
Set any shape to the same height, width, or both
Combine with Select Same Shape and Select Same Color functions to keep all your shapes scaled proportionately.
Increase or decrease the selected Shapes by 10%, or use the custom scale to select any value.
If you need to scale a set of shapes, Group them together first to scale the layout consistently.
Swap the position of two shapes: Vertically or Horizontally.
Align multiple shapes to left, right, top, bottom, middle (horizontally) or center (vertically)
Default behavior for this function is to align to the most extreme positioned shape, as is Office's default. However you can override and force alignment to a specific shape: select the first shape to align, then the rest, then Shift-click the Align buttons to force alignment to that shape
Select Same Color, Select Same Shape
Select all shapes on your page that are the same color (or same shape) as the last shape selected.
If you wish to select multiple colors (or shapes), continue to add new shapes to the selection by holding down Shift key while clicking. Then another click of Select Same Color or Select Same Shape will add to the shapes selected using the shape you just selected.
Equally distribute shapes (vertically or horizontally) so they each have the same space betweeen them
Stack shapes together either vertically or horizontally
Reduce or expand the gaps between each of the selected shapes
Flip 180, Rotate 90
Flip 180 degrees and Rotate 90 degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise
Remember and set position
Position a shape in the same place on separate slides by setting the position, size (and column sizes for tables) of a selected shape or table using Remember Shape Position and then Set Shape Position together.
Works on tables to remember and set identical column widths, too!
Send to back, front
One click access to push a shape to the front or back of a set of shapes
Group, Ungroup, Regroup
One click access to manage a group of shapes
Toggle Line Border
Toggle border or line type between three most common styles - Solid Line, Dash, and Square Dots.
Toggle Margins between Normal, None, Narrow and Wide
- You can define your own Margin settings within PPT Productivity for each of Normal, Narrow and Wide using the Margins -> Set Margin Defaults
- Works on multiple shapes or tables, including a selection of cells within a table