Powerpoint: shortcut to increase size

Hello experts,
I was wondering if there is a shortcut in powerpoint to increase size without moving start border.
I am aware of the shortcut ctrl+shift+right arrrow to increase size what about to increase size without moving start border as shown bellow?
shortcuts.pngThank you advance in advance for your help
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LD16Asked:
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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
None that I am aware of, sorry.


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Echo_SCommented:
I'm also not aware of any keyboard shortcut that would increase the width without moving the start point.

Basically, the width is being increased from the center of the object. The ALT key is generally used for sizing from the center. For example, press SHIFT + CTRL + ALT while dragging a corner of a rectangle or circle to resize it from the center of the object. (Shift is the constrain key, so adding it to CTRL + ALT maintains the aspect ratio, that is it lets you keep a circle a circle and not turn it into an oval. So CTRL + ALT also lets you resize an object from the center.)

If I use CTRL + ALT + right arrow on the line, it rotates it. ALT + right arrow also rotates the line, but in larger increments.

I keep thinking SHIFT + ALT + right arrow should logically resize the way you want, but alas, it does not.
Jamie GarrochSenior Technical Consultant at BrightCarbonCommented:
The only way to do this as far as I know is with the use of an add-in that modifies the default behaviour of PowerPoint. I work for a company that develops PowerPoint add-ins and we will have a product that does this, amongst many others things later this summer. It will have the ability to set a reference point (from 9) like you can in Adobe products and resize from that point.

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LD16Author Commented:
Thank you all.
The only solution that I see is to take the end point with the mouse increase and if line is not straight put the height at 0. By doing so I increase the size without moving starting point.
Is there a way to take the end point (ie display the cross) without using the mouse :-)?
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