PLAY WITH SHAPES

Manipulating shapes in PowerPoint is a really painful experience. You usually have to move them one by one, select and unselect them all the time, align them again and again, and navigate between the different tabs of the PowerPoint ribbon to change the format of the shapes themselves or of the text they contain.  

Sometimes the simplest things are also the ones we appreciate most. Power-user brings on the same tab all the features you need to play with shapes. Just have a look at how flexible we have made it:

Power-user add-in for PowerPoint, Excel & Word l Shapes Alignment tools

MAKE SLIDES SYMMETRIC

 

Automatically spread the selected shapes equally around the middle of the slide to make it symmetric. Use it once and you will never go back to doing it manually!

Power-user add-in for PowerPoint and Excel - Make slides symmetric
Power-user add-in for PowerPoint and Excel - Set same height width size

EQUALIZE SHAPES HEIGHT OR WIDTH

 

Equalize the height, width or the entire size of selected shapes. The first selected shape will be the reference and all other shapes will automatically take the same height, width or size.

BRING SHAPES CLOSER OR FURTHER

 

These buttons are very useful when working with shapes. Without Power-user, you would have to take the shape on the left and move it a bit to the right, then take the shape on the right and move it a bit to the left, then take all the shapes and distribute them... and start again if the distance is not good! 

Power-user add-in for PowerPoint and Excel - Bring shapes closer or further
Power-user add-in for PowerPoint and Excel - Stack shapes

STACK SHAPES

 

This feature brings shapes together so that they just touch one another. Use it to remove any space between shapes. You can stack shapes either to the left, right, top or bottom.

MERGE OR SPLIT SHAPES

Merging mulitple shapes will create 1 shape concatenating the text of all others. On the contrary, split a shape to create a separate shape for each line of text you have.

Merge and split shapes.gif
Power-user add-in for PowerPoint and Excel - Swap shapes position

SWAP SHAPES POSITIONS

 

This button is very handy when working with shapes. Swap the positions of 2 shapes in a single click. Swapping shapes can be done using different points as an anchor: it can be the top left corner, the top center of the shapes, the middle center, or the top right corner. It is also possible to swap the text of shapes or to swap animations.

ORGANIZE SHAPES

Easily organize your shapes in rows and columns. This feature can organize existing shapes or create missing shapes to obtain the number of rows and columns chosen by the user.

Power-user add-in for PowerPoint and Excel - Organize shapes
Power-user add-in for PowerPoint and Excel - Edit text properties of shapes

TOGGLE TEXT PROPERTIES OF SHAPES

Adjust the text properties of yoru PowerPoint shapes. Remove internal margins to make room for the text, fit shapes to text ON or OFF, wrap text ON or OFF in shapes, or shrink text on overflow ON or OFF. All this directly from the Power-user ribbon.

STRAIGHTEN LINES

Rectify lines and arrows on the slide in just a click. This button will make selected line and arrow shapes perfectly vertical or horizontal.

Power-user add-in for PowerPoint and Excel - Straighten lines
Power-user add-in for PowerPoint and Excel - Lock aspect ratio

LOCK ASPECT RATIO FROM THE RIBBON

 

When working with shapes or pictures, locking / unlocking aspect ratio is an essential tool. Power-user brings it directly on the ribbon, instead of the 5 clicks it would take normally with PowerPoint.

CHANGE AUTOCORRECT LANGUAGE

This feature will change the language of all textboxes and shapes in the presentation. This is very confortable to detect spelling mistakes when working with different languages.

Power-user add-in for PowerPoint and Excel - Change autocorrect language
Power-user add-in for PowerPoint and Excel - Select similar shapes

SELECT SIMILAR SHAPES

Instantly select all shapes on the slide that share a similar pattern, such as the same fill color, same size, same shape type, same text, same font, same border style, etc.