Align Shapes to Center of Slide in PowerPoint 2010
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: PowerPoint 2010
Date Created: February 18th 2011
Last Updated: February 18th 2011
Excerpt/Capsule: Learn how to center a shape on a PowerPoint 2010 slide.
I already showed how you can align shapes in PowerPoint 2010 -- however for alignment to work, you need to have more than one shape (or any other slide object) selected so that they can align to each other. However, you may want to align just one shape (or even a group of shapes) to the exact center of the slide. Fortunately, that is easy as explained in these steps:
- Select the
shape (or a group of shapes) placed on the slide, as shown in Figure
Figure 1: Shape on the PowerPoint slide
- Access the Home tab of the Ribbon, and within the Drawing
group, click the Arrange button to bring up the gallery that you
can see in Figure
2. Click the Align option to bring up the
Align sub-gallery (see Figure 2 again), and make
sure that the Align
to Slide option
Figure 2: Align to Slide option selected in the Align subgallery
- With the Align to Slide option selected, click both the Align Center
and the Align Middle options one after the other.
- This will position the shape to the exact center of the slide,
as shown in Figure
Figure 3: Shape centered to the slide
Tip: If you need to center several shapes on a slide without altering their distance from each other just select all the shapes and group them. Then select the group, and follow the steps explained on this page.