When you have multiple objects on a slide, and you need them line up with one another, and perhaps be evenly spaced for a consistent look and feel, smart guides in PowerPoint can help. In this movie, you will know how to use dynamic guides to resize objects, align those objects, and spcace them out evenly on a slide.
- [Voiceover] When you are working with multiple objects on a slide, and you need things to be perhaps sized consistently maybe spaced out evenly and lined up, there are some new guides that are going to help you with this. They're dynamic guides. Some people call them smart guides. We're going to explore them in this movie. Working with our Landon Hotel presentation, Landon_Hotel0301. Open this one up from the chapter three folder of your exercise files. Go to slide two and you'll see that we have four objects that are of different sizes, they're not lined up and they're not spaced properly.
So the first thing we're gonna do is make sure that our dynamic guides are turned on. Go up to the view menu. Give it a click, and go down to guides and make sure dynamic guides is checked off. If it's not, give it a click. Next, we'll click down below to close up the menu, and start with our first image. So we'll give it a click. We'll size it down. And you've probably seen these already if you've been working with PowerPoint. These little lines that pop up showing you when things are lined up and spaced evenly. There's some spacing. Once we get it to the size we want, and you can use your shift key to maintain proportions.
And move it into position. I want it kind of lined up with the edge of this line up here. And a little bit further down there. There's a good spot. Now, we want the other shapes to be the same size and spaced out evenly. So let's start with the second one. We'll just move it up. You can see the bottoms line up when I move this up. And we can go to the corners. Hold down the shift key again. And size things until we see the tops line up with the first two. Now we know that they're the same size. Let's move to our third one here. I'm gonna move it down so the tops are lined up with the first two.
Hold down my shift key. Go to the bottom right and drag it out until I see the bottoms are lined up. And the same thing with our last one. We'll move it into position here. Click and drag one of the corners until the bottoms are lined up. Now I know they're all the same size without having to get technical with the exact measurements. Now to space them up, just move them along. You can see they are already lined up. And when I move this third object towards the fourth and go to the second one and start moving these, you can see the spacing arrows that appear between those two.
Now I can go up to this first one, move it out a little bit until I see spacing arrows between all four objects. Release, click in the background and thanks to dynamic guides, I have all four of my objects sized equally, spaced out evenly and lined up with each other.
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