Guides for arranging things on a slide in PowerPoint

Applies to: PowerPoint for Office 365, PowerPoint 2019, PowerPoint 2016, PowerPoint 2013, PowerPoint 2010.

You can align several objects for a sleek, professional look.

When you’re repositioning things, smart guides display to assist you in aligning and spacing them. Helpful Align options, and static Guides and Gridlines, are also at your disposal.

Align objects

  1. Choose the objects. Tap Shift to pick numerous objects.
  1. Pick Format > Align and click type of alignment:
  • Align LeftAlign Centre, or Align Right
  • Align TopAlign Middle, or Align Bottom
  • Distribute Horizontally or Distribute Vertically

Use static Guides and Gridlines

  1. Press View > Guides to reveal the horizontal and vertical centre lines.
  1. Choose ViewGridlines to present more gridlines.
  1. Use the lines to align objects.
  1. Clear Gridlines and Guides to switch them off.

For more information, see Work with gridlines and use snap-to-grid in PowerPoint.

See Also

Use master-level guides to align objects across all slides

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