Learn about viewing and hiding guides in PowerPoint 2011.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2011
OS: Mac OS X
Like rulers, guides in PowerPoint allow you to position and snap your slide
objects in place. When you enable guides in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac, you see one horizontal and one vertical guide, as shown in Figure 1 below. Typically, these guides are blue in color.
Figure 1: Guides on PowerPoint slide
To enable these guides, you choose the View | Guides | Static Guides option that you can see in
Figure 2 (the second option in the highlighted red box).
Figure 2: Static and Dynamic Guides options
As you can see in Figure 2 above, the Guides sub-menu provides options to enable two types of guides: Dynamic and Static -- you already saw how Static guides look like in Figure 1, previously on this page. Dynamic guides on the other hand are not visible all the time. We will explore them later in this tutorial.
By default the guides may not be enabled on your slide. Enabling them though can help while working with positioning any of your slide objects. Also, if you need to position certain objects at the same position on successive slides, guides can be an amazing help! In subsequent tutorials, we will explore techniques that help you work with guides, or even create new guides. In this tutorial, you will learn how to get started with these two types of guides in PowerPoint 2011:
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