Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Snapping Objects to a Grid
Snapping Objects to a Grid
There is an invisible grid on every slide to which all objects snap. If you move an object and
position it so that it doesn’t quite align with the gridlines, when you release the object,
it moves slightly to snap into alignment with the nearest gridlines. If PowerPoint doesn’t
seem to be doing that, the Snap feature may be turned off.
To turn snapping on or off, follow these steps:
1. On the View tab, click the dialog box launcher for the Show group. The Grid and
Guides dialog box opens.
2. Mark or clear the Snap Objects to Grid option, shown in Figure 9.17.
FIGURE 9.17
Choose whether or not to snap objects to the grid.
3. Click OK.
If snapping to the grid is turned on but you want to bypass it for a specii c operation, hold down the Alt key as you
drag the object. The object moves smoothly, unencumbered by the grid.
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To display or hide the alignment grid on the screen, select or deselect the Display Grid on
Screen option in the Grid and Guides dialog box (Figure 9.17), or mark or clear the Guides
check box on the View tab. To change the grid spacing, enter the desired amount in the
Spacing text box.
Using Guides
Guides are nonprinting vertical or horizontal lines that you can move around on the slide
to help you gauge where an object should be positioned. To turn the display of guides off
or on, mark or clear the Guides check box on the View tab, or right-click the slide, point to
Grid and Guides, and click Guides. By default there is one vertical and one horizontal guide-
line when guides are displayed; to add more, right-click the slide, point to Grid and Guides,
 
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