Align, distribute, and center objects

Align objects to other objects

Command Name Function
Align Left Align Left Aligns the selected objects to the left-most edge of the last selected object.
Align Center Align Center Aligns the selected objects vertically to the center of the selected objects.
Align Right Align Right Aligns the selected objects to the right-most edge of the selected objects.
Align Top Align Top Aligns the selected objects to the top-most edge of the last selected object.
Align Middle Align Middle Aligns the selected objects horizontally to the middle of the selected objects.
Align Middle Align Bottom Aligns the selected objects to the bottom-most edge of the last selected object.

Note When you select multiple objects, the last object you select will have black resize handles. The alignment you select will be relative to this object. In the example below, ‘Shape 4’ is the last object selected:

Aligning Shapes

So, using the Align Left will result in the the alignment below:

Align Top

Center objects horizontally

  1. Select the objects to be centered between the left and right sides of the page.
    Three Objects Selected
  2. On the toolbar, click the Align Align Left Icon dropdown.
  3. Click Center Horizontally.
    Align Menu - Center Horizontally
    The objects are centered between the left and right sides of the page.
    Align Menu - Center Horizontally

Center objects horizontally

  1. Select the objects to be centered between the top and bottom of the page.
    Three Objects Selected
  2. On the toolbar, click the Align Align Icon dropdown.
  3. Click Center Vertically.
    Align Menu - Center Vertically
    The objects are centered between the top and bottom of the page.
    Align Menu - Center Vertically

Distribute objects evenly

  1. Select the objects you want to distribute evenly. See also link to how to select multiple objects.
  2. On the main toolbar, click Align Align Left Icon.
  3. Click Distribute Horizontally or Distribute Vertically Distribute Horizontally or Vertically.