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Align, Distribute and Group Shapes

Align Shapes

  1. Select the shape which you want to align with others, then press Ctrl and click the shapes you want to align with.
  2. The primary shape has a thick magenta outline. You can press Tab to switch the primary shape.
  3. On Home tab, in Arrange group, click Align.
  4. Select the alignment option you want.

Tips: The align box is the minimal bounding box of the shapes. The Align command may be ineffective for connector shapes. When shapes are selected, the selection handles will appear.

Distribute Shapes

  1. Select three or more shapes.
  2. On Home tab, in Arrange group, click Distribute.
  3. Choose a distribution option.
    • For Vertical distribution, the boundaries are defined by the top and bottom shapes in the selection.
    • For Horizontal distribution, the boundaries are defined by the leftmost and rightmost shapes in the selection.

Tips: The distribute box is the minimal bounding box of the shapes. The Distribute command may be ineffective for connector shapes. When shapes are selected, the selection handles will appear.

Group and Ungroup

To group shapes, select the shapes you want to group, go to Arrange group on Home tab, point to Group, and then click Group (or press Ctrl + Shift + G).

To ungroup shapes, select the group, go to Arrange group on Home tab, point to Group, and then click Ungroup (or press Ctrl +Shift +U).