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Aligning and Distributing Objects

Objects should be accurately aligned with each other and distributed equally. Objects can also be accurately aligned in relation to the slide.

Align objects to the slide

  1. Select the object that you want to align
  2. Click the Draw button on the Drawing toolbar
  3. Select Align or Distribute from the Draw menu that appears
  4. Align object to slide

  5. Ensure that the Relative to Slide option is ticked and click it to turn it on if required.
  6. If the Relative to Slide option was ticked, select the type of alignment you want to use e.g. Align Center to align the object in the centre of the slide
  7. If not, after clicking Relative to Slide, the Draw menu will have closed. Repeat the steps to open the Align or Distribute options and select the type of alignment you want to use.

Align objects to each other

  1. Select the objects that you wish to align
  2. Press the Shift or Ctrl keys whilst clicking each object to select multiple objects

  3. Click the Draw button on the Drawing toolbar
  4. Select Align or Distribute from the Draw menu
  5. Align objects

  6. Ensure that the Relative to Slide option is unticked and click it to turn it off if required.
  7. If the Relative to Slide option was not ticked, select the type of alignment you want to use e.g. Align Top to align the top edges of each object with each other
  8. If it was ticked, after clicking Relative to Slide, the Draw menu will have closed. Repeat the steps to open the Align or Distribute options and select the type of alignment you want to use.

Distribute objects

The distribute command spaces out objects equally.

  1. Select the objects that you want to distribute
  2. Click the Draw button on the Drawing toolbar
  3. Select Align or Distribute from the Draw menu
  4. Select either Distribute Horizontally or Distribute Vertically
  5. The distribute commands are only available if more than 2 objects are selected.

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