Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Moving and Positioning Objects
Follow these steps to line up objects:
1. Move the objects where you roughly want them to be, and if you want
to align objects with respect to one another, move one object to a
point that the others will align to.
When Office aligns objects with respect to one another, it aligns them
to the object in the leftmost, centermost, rightmost, topmost,
middlemost, or bottommost position, depending on which Align command you
2. Select the objects you want to align.
Earlier in this chapter, “Selecting objects so that you can manipulate
them” looks at selection techniques.
3. Go to the Format tab.
You can also go to the Page Layout tab (in Word and Excel) or the Home
tab (in PowerPoint).
4. Click the Align button, and on the drop-down list, choose whether to
align the objects with respect to one another or with respect to the
page or page margin (in Word) or a slide (in PowerPoint).
Depending on the size of your screen, you may have to click the Arrange
button to get to the Align button.
5. Click the Align button again and choose an Align command — Left,
Center, Right, Top, Middle, or Bottom.