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.
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 temporarily override and force alignment to a specific shape: select the first shape to align, then the rest, then Ctrl-click the Align buttons to force alignment to that shape.
Permanently override PowerPoint's alignment to first selected shape with PPT Productivity
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 Control 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.
Select Shapes by Attribute
Select shapes matching any attribute of the selected Shape
12 attributes to match on:
- Shapes: same type, height, width, or shadow attributes
- Shape colors: fill color, line color or font color
- Font: font name, size or boldness (i.e. whether bold, not bold or mixed)
- Text alignment: vertical or horizontal alignment
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!
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