Use PowerPoint Shortcut Keys For More Accurate Placement

powerpointboxGetting objects exactly where you want them in a PowerPoint presentation can be fiddly, but knowing the right mouse and keyboard combos can simplify the task.

Microsoft's PowerPoint Team blog outlines some of the lesser known key-and-drag combinations for moving items around on your slide. Holding down alt while dragging temporarily switches PowerPoint's automatic alignment grid off (useful for precise placement). Ctrl+drag copies an object, and Shift+drag lets you move in a straight line horizontally or vertically. That might not be new information if you're a PowerPoint veteran, but for occasional dabblers, it's good stuff.

Key information [Powerpoint Team Blog]


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