Align or distribute objects

You can align or distribute objects either in relation to each other or in relation to the margin guides (margin guides: Guides on the top, bottom, left, and right sides of a page that are used to define its margins. Most contents of a page are within the margin guides.).

ShowAlign or distribute objects in relation to each other

  1. Hold down SHIFT as you click everything you want to line up.
  2. On the Arrange menu, point to Align or Distribute, and then select one of the following options:
    • Align Left to line up the left borders of the objects.
    • Align Center to line up the centers of the objects vertically.
    • Align Right to line up the right borders of the objects.
    • Align Top to line up the top borders of the objects.
    • Align Middle to line up the middles of the objects horizontally.
    • Align Bottom to line up the bottom borders of the objects.
    • Distribute Horizontally to evenly arrange the objects horizontally.
    • Distribute Vertically to evenly arrange the objects vertically.

ShowAlign or distribute objects in relation to the margin guides

  1. Hold down SHIFT as you click everything you want to line up.
  2. On the Arrange menu, point to Align or Distribute, and then click Relative to Margin Guides.
  3. On the Arrange menu, point to Align or Distribute, and then select one of the following options:
    • Align Left to line up the left border of each object with the left margin guide.
    • Align Center to line up the center of each object vertically in the center of the margin guides.
    • Align Right to line up the right border of each object with the right margin guide.
    • Align Top to line up the top border of each object with the top margin guide.
    • Align Middle to line up the middle of each object horizontally in the center of the margin guides.
    • Align Bottom to line up the bottom borders of the objects with the bottom margin guide.
    • Distribute Horizontally to evenly arrange the objects horizontally in relation to the right and left margin guides.
    • Distribute Vertically to evenly arrange the objects vertically in relation to the top and bottom margin guides.
 
 
Applies to:
Publisher 2007, Publisher 2003