Align and Distribute
Slides that have objects scattered randomly around them look terrible. Aligning and distributing objects is a great way to perfectly line them up and space them out.
Select two or more objects.
On the Format tab, click Align Objects.
Choose an alignment or distribution option.
- Align Left/Center/Right
- Align Top/Middle/Bottom
- Distribute Horizontally
- Distribute Vertically
- Align to Slide
- Align Selected Objects
Flip and Rotate
When you flip an object, you create a mirror image of it. PowerPoint allows you to flip an object horizontally or vertically. When you rotate an object, you turn it around its center. You can rotate objects in 90‐degree increments, or use the rotation handle to rotate an object manually.
Select an object.
On the Format tab, click the Rotate Objects button in the Arrange group.
Choose an option.
- Rotate Right 90 degrees
- Rotate Left 90 degrees
- Flip Vertical
- Flip Horizontal
Shortcut: Click and drag the rotation handle of any selected object.
If they are enabled, Smart Guides will appear when you click and drag an object and it aligns with other elements on the slide.
Click the View tab.
Click the Dialog Box Launcher in the Show group.
Make sure Display smart guides when shapes are aligned is turned on.
Click and drag an object until alignment guides appear.