Hello there, welcome to this Powerpoint lesson.
There are quite a few misconceptions when it comes to aligning objects in Powerpoint.
So I want to show you exactly how to use them
and how to align objects properly.
Let us head over to the first slide.
On the first slide, I have some objects here.
I would like to distribute those objects
from top to bottom
in equal spaces between them.
You select all objects.
You go to drawing tools.
And you walk into align tab in the arrange panel.
Once you open the align panel,
you see two options on the bottom,
aligh to slide,
and align selected objects.
Right now I would like it to align to this slide
because this is my entire work area
and I want those objects to be distributed
in this work area, from top to bottom.
As I have align to slide selected,
I first align them in the centre,
so they are all aligned in one line.
And now I need to distribute them
from top to bottom on this slide.
Since align to slide is already selected,
I only have to distribute them virtically.
As you can notice, this option distributes those objects perfectly
along the entire slide.
Ok, but what if we don’t work on an entire slide
and we only have one area we would like to have covered with those objects.
Let me show it to you on the next slide.
I have some smaller objects here.
and I’d like them to be in one line.
But only in the middle of this slide.
I copy this right box over to the left side.
Maybe make it a bit smaller and all right.
I would like those objects to be distributed
from left to right between this area.
If I would like to select those objects, all of them,
go to align,
and we select align selected objects,
it would align them from the most left item to the most right item.
Let me show it to you.
I first align them in the middle,
so they are in one line.
And now, I distribute them horizontally.
It is close but we want them to be from left to right
distributed in this area in the middle.
What do you have to do to achieve this?
It’s copy two items.
One item needs to be completely on the left.
And one item needs to be completely on the right.
What this does?
If I select all of these objects,
they will distribute from left to right, remember.
The left object and the right object will not move.
I will just later delete it.
But let me show it to you.
I go to align.
I distribute them horizontally.
And as you see,
we have equal spaces amongst the entire middle area.
Now I just delete the left and right objects
and those objects are perfectly aligned.
I can move them around.
If you would have troubles there,
you can always go to view,
open up the guides,
and work with the guides to make it easier for you.
If you would like to learn more tips like that and expand your Powerpoint knowledge,
you can enroll in my Powerpoint class,
which you see in the middle of this screen.
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And if you like, you can enroll in the course.
This was a tutorial about aligning objects equally in the Powerpoint presentation
Thank you for your attention and see you in the next lesson.