How to Perfectly Align Anything, Anywhere on PowerPoint

This week’s tutorial is dedicated to all of you people who are OCD with the alignment of the various content on your PowerPoint slides. You’re going to learn how to perfectly align anything, anywhere!.


You may or may not be aware of the two little features that can help us perfectly position our elements (i.e. shapes, images, icons, whatever) on PowerPoint. These two features are:

  • (On the Home Tab): Arrange > Align > Align Middle
  • (On the Home Tab): Arrange > Align > Align Center

By using both of these options together, you can pretty much center your PowerPoint elements in the center of your slide. It’s a pretty nifty feature.

But there’s more to it than that.

There are going to be times when you want to center your elements in a specific segment on your slide.

Maybe you have a picture on the left side of your slide and you want to center your content on the right side of your slide.

Maybe you have set a dedicated space for a title on your slide, and you want to find a way to position your elements within a set space underneath the title.

Maybe you feel that your elements are better positioned on the left side of your slide so that you can have some summary text on the right.

Whatever you feel is right can indeed be done, and you can do it by watching one cool trick as I’ve done in the video.

Is it easy to do?

Yes! In fact, it’s probably the easiest thing to do, ever.

What are we going to learn in this video

You are going to learn how to:

  • Align any element you’d like on, anywhere on your PowerPoint slide.
  • Take advantage of white space on your PowerPoint slide.
  • Ensure a proper distribution of your elements.
Yousef "Yoyo" Abu Ghaidah

Yousef "Yoyo" Abu Ghaidah

Yousef "Yoyo" Abu Ghaidah is a PowerPoint ninja that founded Slide Cow, a learning platform for all things PowerPoint, presentations and public speaking. When he's not designing slides or giving presentations, he's on another coffee run.
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