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Different results with alignment tools in PowerPoint

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In PowerPoint, what controls how two objects align themselves relative to each other when using the Align Objects Middle or Align Objects Center tool?

Select object > Dawing Tools > Format > [Arrange section] > Align >

If a single object is selected, Align Objects Middle centers the object vertically in the slide and Align Objects Center centers the object horizontally in the slide. However, when two or more objects are selected, using either of the tools can have different effects.

For example, suppose you have two selected objects, one to the left and one to the right. Using Align Objects Center sometimes causes both objects to move to a new location somewhere between where they were originally positioned. However, at other times, only one object moves and takes up a position centered on the object which did not move.

What determines these different actions and is there any way to control which of the two occurs?


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