In 2013, PowerPoint introduced a feature called Smart Guides. This allows users to line up and space photos, shapes, and other design elements perfectly on a slide. In this video, staff author Jess Stratton demonstrates how to use Smart Guides to align, size, and evenly space four photos on a slide.
- [Voiceover] In PowerPoint 2013,…Microsoft introduced a feature called Smart Guides.…This would ensure that you could correctly align photos…and evenly space them apart.…I have four photos on the screen.…I'm going to slide them around and re-size them.…When I move this photo all the way to the left hand side,…you'll see two lines appear.…It's correctly aligning itself perfectly…with the photo on top of it,…and the photo to the right of it.…I'm going to click and drag to make it a little bit larger…and I get one more line up here.…
This dotted red line tells me…that it's correctly aligned with the photo on top of it.…Now I can see that these photos are exactly the same size.…Let's do this again.…I'm going to slide this photo around…until a dotted line appears on top.…Now I know that it's correctly aligned…with the photo to the left of it.…I'll re-size it and once it's the same size…as the photo to the left of it, I can let go.…We have one more photo to align.…It's already lined up at the same height…as the photo to the left of it…
- Identify where you can add frequently used tools to access them easily.
- Recognize the tool that allows you to match a color from any of a slide’s contents.
- Recall the benefits of using sections.
- Explain what smart guides consist of.
- List the steps needed to practice presenting your presentation and keep track of how long it takes.
- Name what the Presenter view includes.