Auto align objects & pictures in PowerPoint
Posted on 2011-10-24
In PowerPoint (2010), is there some way to auto-align an object or picture so that it is directly in the middle of the slide?
For example, I have several images (pictures) which need to be placed in ppt slides. Each image is the single item in its respective slide. After clicking Insert > Picture, the image always fills up the entire slide. Therefore, I use the Format Picture box to reduce the size of the picture down to about where it will have a 1/2 inch blank border on each side (all the way around).
However, because objects and pictures, when reduced in size, maintain the original upper left corner position, there ends up being a 1 inch blank border at the bottom and on the right but no border on the top and on the left. Therefore, I am required to manually move the picture into the middle of the slide, guesstimating when it is centered. I'm wondering if there is an automatic way to do this last step.
I did find a QAT command which says, "Align to Slide." However, that option is already selected and I cannot unselect it to even know what it does.
Any suggestions or help is much appreciated.