Nothing makes a PowerPoint presentation look less professional than sloppy alignment of text and images. It makes everything look amateurish, and in some cases, even difficult to look at. By using this tip, you can make sure your text and images are all evenly aligned.

  • In PowerPoint, place your mouse somewhere off of the main slide that you’re working on, but not so far that you’re in a sidebar somewhere.
  • Right-click your mouse on the blank area. From the menu that appears, choose Grid and Guides.
  • Now you have a few options. You can:
    • Check the box next to Display grid on screen. This allows you to easily visualize where your content should sit in order to be properly aligned.
    • Check the box next to Snap objects to grid. This makes it much easier than aligning everything manually, because if you get an object close to a gridline, it will just snap into place.
    • Check the box next to Display smart guides when shapes are aligned. This helps you find the right position for something as you’re moving it around the screen.

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