Ever struggled to align shapes in PowerPoint? And yes, it got easier with the guidelines they brought in a while back. But there is an easier way. MUCH easier.

Day: 14 of 365, 351 left
Tools: Microsoft Office; PowerPoint 2013
Description: How to align shapes in PowerPoint

Day 10, 12 and 13 has been all about creating better presentations:
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 10 – Inserting Shapes in PowerPoint
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 12 – Eyedropper in PowerPoint
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 13 – Transparency of Shapes in PowerPoint

Now as promised, I’ll show you how to align shapes in PowerPoint.

Select all the images you wish to align by keeping Shift or Ctrl down while clicking on them. Once selected (1) – go to the “Format” Tab (2) > “Align” (3) then choose which type of alignment you want to use. I will be aligning my shapes first to the left, then I’ll align them vertically.

Allign Shapes 1

Below I’ve also set the alignment for the text next to the shapes (when the alignment is not on shapes or images – the Format Tab will not open and you will find this function under the Home Tab)’

Select the text you would like to align (1), click on the “Home” Tab (2) > “Arrange” (3) > “Align” (4) then choose which type of alignment you want to use.

Allign Shapes 2

End result:

Allign Shapes 3

Happy presenting!!

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.

Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but to the overall Microsoft Office Suite as well as where applicable, SharePoint.