Nudge, nudge PowerPoint for better positioning

Moving objects around your PowerPoint slides in tiny, tiny little jumps instead of larger moves, simply by holding down the Ctrl key.

The simple way to position an image or object in a PowerPoint slide is either dragging with the mouse or using the arrow keys – obviously. Either option is usually enough but the moves jump in relatively large gaps.

If you want objects to move in finer, smaller increments that’s called a nudge.

The PowerPoint nudge pointer when holding down the Ctrl key.

Hold down the Ctrl button (the mouse pointer changes) then use the arrow keys.

That’s alĺ there is to it. Beware, don’t hold Ctrl then move the object with the mouse — that will make a copy of the object, no nudging!

PowerPoint Photo Album

Closed captions for PowerPoint audio – adding and saving

Selective morph transitions in PowerPoint

Join Office for Mere Mortals today

Office for Mere Mortals is where thousands pick up useful tips and tricks for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Give it a try. You can unsubscribe at any time.  We've never spammed or sold addresses since we started over twenty years ago.
Invalid email address