Align objects by using static guides

Which Office program are you using?

Word

PowerPoint

Word

Why?

Static Guides make it easy to manually align text boxes, graphics, and other objects precisely to a specified area of a document.

How?

  1. Click View > Publishing Layout.

    Click View, then click Publishing Layout

  2. Click View again, and make sure that Ruler has a check mark next to it.

    Click View, then make sure Ruler has check mark

  3. Rest the pointer over a blue portion of the horizontal or vertical ruler, until the pointer turns into a double-headed arrow.

    Rest pointer over ruler

  4. Drag a guide onto the page and position it anywhere you want.

    Drag guide onto page

    Tip: You can reposition a guide at any time.

Hints

  • To remove a static guide, drag it off the page.

  • Static guides are available only in publishing layout view.

  • You can show or hide static guides by clicking View > Show > Static Guides.

See also

Align objects

PowerPoint

Why?

Static Guides make it easy to manually align text boxes, graphics, and other objects precisely to a specified area of a document.

How?

  1. Click View > Normal.

    In PowerPoint, on the View menu, click Normal

  2. Click View > Guides > Static Guides.

    On the View menu, click Guides, then Static Guides

    Tip: You can reposition a guide at any time.

Hints

  • To add additional guides, hold down OPTION , click on an existing static guide, and then drag the duplicate guide anywhere you want.

  • To remove a static guide that you added, drag it off the slide.

  • You can show or hide all static guides by clicking View > Guides > Static Guides.

See also

Align objects

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