Positioning in PowerPoint

Need to line something up in PowerPoint? Not sure how to do it? There are (at least) two tricks that you might find useful.

  1. There is an option to show guide lines in PowerPoint. Right-click somewhere off the document and select ‘Grid and Guides’. From the dialog box select ‘Display drawing guides on screen’.
  2. You can also toggle ‘Snap objects to grid’ although this is often a hindrance. Snapping only happens when something is moved so having snapping turned on for most of the slide then turning it off for subtle adjustment can be useful.

There you go. Simple!