We 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 in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows:
- Select the shape (or a group of shapes) placed on the slide, as shown in Figure 1.
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 is selected.
Figure 2: Align to Slide option selected in the Align sub gallery
- 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 3.
Figure 3: Shape centered to the slide