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Align and arrange objects on slides

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When you’re working with multiple objects, align the objects to give your file a professional look.

As you select and move objects, guides appear to help you see when objects are aligned and spaced evenly. You can also use the helpful Align options, Guides, and Gridlines to align objects.

Align objects

  1. Select the objects you want to align.

    Press Shift to select multiple objects.

  2. Select Format > Align and select how you want to align them:

    • Align Left, Align Center, or Align Right

    • Align Top, Align Middle, or Align Bottom

    • Distribute Horizontally or Distribute Vertically

Use Guides and Gridlines

  1. Select View > Guides to show the horizontal and vertical center lines.

  2. Select View > Gridlines to show more gridlines.

  3. Use the lines to align your objects.

  4. When you're done, clear Gridlines and Guides to turn them off.

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