How to access the Align command with keyboard shortcuts in PowerPoint

I make a lot of presentations using PowerPoint and I’m also on the receiving end of a lot of presentation.

I truly believe that a good presentations is not made with slides but with a good story and talk track. However, the slides need to be clean and not distracting. One thing that always distracts me is miss alignment of visuals, icons not being centered or columns not evenly distributed.

PowerPoint Align objects functions

PowerPoint has a great feature called Align to help you address this. You can find the Align options under the Arrange button located in the Drawing section underneath the Home Tab.

Using these Align option will save you a lot of time and increase the quality of your presentations. I use these options every day, and unfortunately I couldn’t find a way to access them using keyboard shortcuts. In this post I’ll share the workaround I use to access the align options using keyboard shortcuts.

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Why C-suite alignment is necessary for smarter technology investment decisions

The role of the technical trusted advisor

Recent data has shown that business and consumer digital adoption has jumped five years forward due to COVID-19. Organisations that prioritised the shift towards digital technologies before the pandemic have adjusted quickly, with arguably less disruption to their business. At the same time, those who stagnated in the adoption of digital technologies were on the backfoot, urgently finding quick solutions for their needs. When it comes to marketing initiatives, this tactic could work in the short-term, but organisations will inevitably have to re-budget, rebuild and fund additional investments to fix problems which have arisen from having chosen less-than-ideal short-term solutions.

As martech platforms continue to develop, becoming broader and more technical to use, it adds further complexity to an already difficult decision for stakeholders when selecting what solutions the business needs for the future. With the plethora of marketing challenges that need to be addressed by the assistance of technology, there are two that stand out.

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