Align objects

  1. Select the objects that you want to align.
  2. Do one of the following:

ShowAlign or distribute objects relative to the slide

  1. On the Drawing toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.), click Draw, and then point to Align or Distribute.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • If Relative to Slide is selected, click the alignment option that you want.
    • If Relative to Slide isn't selected, click it, click Draw again, point to Align or Distribute, and then click the alignment option that you want.

ShowSet coordinates for objects relative to the slide corner or center

  1. On the Format menu, click the command for the type of object that you selected — for example, AutoShape or Picture — and then click the Position tab.
  2. In the From boxes, select either Top Left Corner or Center for the horizontal and vertical anchors, and then enter the distances that you want from the anchors in the Horizontal and Vertical boxes.

ShowAlign objects by their edges

When you align objects (object: A table, chart, graphic, equation, or other form of information. Objects created in one application, for example spreadsheets, and linked or embedded in another application are OLE objects.) relative to each other by their edges, one of the objects remains stationary. For example, clicking Align Left aligns the left edges of all selected objects with the left edge of the leftmost object — that is, the leftmost object remains stationary, and the other objects are aligned relative to it.

ShowAlign objects horizontally or vertically

The Align Middle command aligns objects (object: A table, chart, graphic, equation, or other form of information. Objects created in one application, for example spreadsheets, and linked or embedded in another application are OLE objects.) horizontally through the middles of the objects. The Align Center command aligns objects vertically through the centers of the objects.

When you align objects relative to each other by their middles or centers, the objects are aligned along a horizontal or vertical line that represents the average of their original positions. No object necessarily remains stationary; all the objects may move.

ShowTips

Alternately, the Relative to Slide option on the Align and Distribute menu may be selected. When this option is turned on, objects are moved relative to the slide instead of to other objects.

 
 
Applies to:
PowerPoint 2003