How to align titles of shapes

PowerPoint 365
Visual consistency of the presentation is one of the keys to success. The audience often finds averting presentations with misaligned titles and font styles. Fortunately, PowerPoint provides you all the necessary tools for making your presentations consistent.

For the first example, you can create shape, add a text box, and group both elements. But after any regrouping or some other changes, you can lose this alignment.

Shapes with texts in PowerPoint 2016

For the second example, you can just draw stamps in another program like CorelDraw or Photoshop...

Shapes like stamps in PowerPoint 2016

When you create several shapes in the same format and with titles, you can:

  • Create one shape, format it and add text for it,
  • Duplicate this shape by selecting it and clicking Ctrl+D.

   1.   Create a shape and format it.

   2.   To add text to the shape, just double-click on the shape and enter the text. You can also right-click on the shape and choose Edit Text:

Edit text in popup in PowerPoint 2016

   3.   To format text, right-click on the shape and choose Format Shape... (or Format Picture... if you add some pictures in shape):

Format shape in popup in PowerPoint 2016   or   Format picture in popup in PowerPoint 2016

   4.   In the Format Shape pane (or Format Picture pane, if you add some pictures to the shape), on the Text Options tab, in the Textbox group, in the Text Box section, you can:

Format Shape pane in PowerPoint 2016   or   Format Picture pane in PowerPoint 2016
  • Change alignment of title and margins (when you select the shape with title, duplicate them and just change texts):
    Different alignments for shape in PowerPoint 2016
  • Uncheck the Wrap text in shape checkbox:
    Wrap text in shape in PowerPoint 2016
  • Select the Resize shape to fit text radio-button:
    Resize shape to fit text in PowerPoint 2016

See also this tip in French: Comment aligner les titres de formes.

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