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Aligning Objects

You can align and distribute objects relative to each other or to the slide. Select the objects you want to align, click the Draw button on the Drawing toolbar, and choose Align or Distribute from the menu. A submenu appears. If you want to align or distribute relative to the slide, select Relative to Slide. If you want to align or distribute relative to the objects, make sure that Relative to Slide is not selected. Then choose from these options:

OptionRelative to ObjectsRelative to Slide
Align LeftMoves the selected objects horizontally until their leftmost points are as far left as the leftmost point of the leftmost object.Moves the selected objects horizontally until their leftmost points touch the left edge of the slide.
Align CenterMoves the selected objects horizontally until their vertical centers are along the vertical centerline of the rectangular area created when you selected the objects.Moves the selected objects horizontally until their vertical centers are on the vertical center of the slide.
Align RightMoves the selected objects horizontally until their rightmost points are as far right as the rightmost point of the rightmost object.Moves the selected objects horizontally until their rightmost points touch the right edge of the slide.
Align TopMoves the selected objects vertically until their topmost points are as far up as the topmost point of the topmost object.Moves the selected objects vertically until their topmost points touch the top of the slide.
Align MiddleMoves the selected objects vertically until their horizontal centers are along the horizontal centerline of the rectangular area created when you selected the objects.Moves the selected objects vertically until their horizontal centers are on the the horizontal center of the slide.
Align BottomMoves the selected objects vertically until their bottommost points are as far down as the bottommost point of the bottommost object.Moves the selected objects vertically until their bottommost points touch the bottom of the slide.
Distribute HorizontallyMoves the objects horizontally so that the objects are spaced evenly between the leftmost point on the leftmost object and the rightmost point on the rightmost object.Moves the objects horizontally so that the objects are spaced evenly between the left and right edges of the slide.
Distribute VerticallyMoves the objects vertically so that the objects are spaced evenly between the topmost point on the topmost object and the bottommost point on the bottommost object.Moves the objects vertically so that the objects are spaced evenly between the top and right edges of the slide.



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