Tame your computer – throw some shapes

27 Oct

Have you ever had the need to place, say, three or more rectangles in your PowerPoint presentation, all with exactly the same formatting and align them horizontally and/or vertically? Obviously, you can draw your first shape. Then copy it. Then use PowerPoint’s align option. But did you know you can do all of this on the fly, using the magic SHIFT key?

Here’s how:

  1. Insert and format the shape, as normal.
  2. Select the shape and while holding down the CTRL and SHIFT key, drag it vertically or horizontally.

Straight lines guaranteed!

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