PowerPoint Tips: Keep Objects Aligned While Moving

Lesson 9: Keep Objects Aligned While Moving


Keep objects aligned while moving

When moving PowerPoint objects, it can be tough keeping them aligned even if you’re trying to keep your cursor steady. Thankfully, there's a pretty simple solution!

Watch the video below to learn how to keep objects aligned while moving them.


  1. Open your PowerPoint presentation and select the object you want to move.
  2. Click and hold the object in order to move it.
  3. While holding the object, hold down the Shift key on your keyboard.
  4. As you move the object, it should maintain its current alignment, even if your cursor isn't perfectly steady.

Sometimes it’s hard for us to tell if an object is 100% aligned with text or other elements. But if you want your presentation to look neat and professional, this trick might help you along the way.

Next up, we’ll cover how to match colors in PowerPoint using the Eyedropper tool.