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Guides for arranging things on a slide in PowerPoint

You can align multiple objects for a clean, professional look.

When you're moving things around, smart guides appear to aid you in aligning and spacing them. Helpful Align options, and static Guides and Gridlines, are also available.

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Align objects

  1. Select the objects. Press Shift to select multiple objects.

  2. Select Format > Align and select type of alignment:

  • Align LeftAlign Center, or Align Right

  • Align TopAlign Middle, or Align Bottom

  • Distribute Horizontally or Distribute Vertically

Use static Guides and Gridlines

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

  2. Select ViewGridlines to show more gridlines.

  3. Use the lines to align objects.

  4. Clear Gridlines and Guides to turn them off.

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

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