Better alignment function
PPT needs an alignment function similar to what is found in Adobe Illustrator, i.e. when aligning two or more objects, you can decide which one is the anchor point that the rest should be aligned to.
E.g. Imagine I want to align my text box to a shape. Currently, PPT randomly brings the two together. But what if I want the shape position to stay intact and move my text into that shape, currently impossible. In Illustrator you simply choose both objects, then while the two are highlighted you can click on either one of the objects to define it as an anchor point, and voila when you align you will know exactly how it will be positioned.
David Smith commented
This is unnecessary - PowerPoint alignment is actually better than Adobe as Adobe you have to tell the software what you want to set as the anchor object (more clicks).
PowerPoint will use the top-most, bottom-most, left-most or right-most object as the anchor point when aligning to a side which is far quicker.
A single object (or single group of objects) will then align to the slide - simple!
For users complaining about the number of clicks, add the alignment tools to the Quick Access Toolbar and it takes seconds to align an object or a group to the center of a slide vertically and horizontally as it saves navigating through the menus.
YES PLEASE. we need some intelligent anlignment features like Photoshop has
Aishwarya Gupta commented
This is absolute. need for the users who extensively use boxes etc and very time consuming to align all of these manually.
The alignment function is not random. For example, if you want to align two boxes to the left then the boxes that is the most on the left of your slide will be the anchor and the other will move only. Thus by knowing the logic of the alignment function, you can achieve what you mentioned
Olaf Kruidhof commented
Please implement the align button F8 just like in Visio, please!
Nick Frewin commented
it's in there already - under format/align, i have them in the QAT as well
We've had that functionality for ages.
Align left and align top buttons are needed. Select multiple objects and click on align left to align the left side of the objects.
Echo Swinford commented
This should be easy to implement. I want a one-click option that aligns an object to the center and middle of the slide at the same time.
Especially now that QAT real estate is at a premium (half the number of tools because it's so spaced out in 2016), I have the align GROUP on my QAT. This means two clicks to center align and two clicks to middle align. That's four clicks. I could cut that way down with a center + middle option....