Save dependencies of object positions in PowerPoint.
Automatically align size and position of objects which depend on each other. Refresh settings of child object if the master changed.
If one object changes within the perfect aligned formation, you need to change every other object as well. With the dynamic positioning you can now save the size and position settings and the relations between all these objects and refresh it at any time to restore these relations. Think about the status slide of your project. Every time a new milestone is added to the overview you need to adjust all other parts. Save size and position dependencies with this Smarter Slides function and readjust the objects easily.
| Dynamic size and position |
Open the Dynamic Size and Position Manager to define dynamic relationships between shapes, charts and tables.
| Edit dynamic size and position group |
Open the Dynamic Size and Position Change Manager to change, show or delete defined dynamic relationships between shapes, charts and tables.
| Refresh on current slide |
Refresh dynamic size and position groups on the current slide. Dependents will be changed depending on master object and defined relationship settings.
| Refresh on all slides |
Refresh dynamic size and position groups on all slides. Dependents will be changed depending on master object and defined relationship settings.
Dynamic Size and Position Manager
| Group name |
Enter a name for the dynamic shape formation to identify and access this group at a later stage.
| Select master object |
Click to select a shape, chart or table as master object. Master object represent the leading object within the object formation. After clicking the button, a smaller window will appear. Select the master object and click “OK” to continue. Note than an already as dependent selected object cannot be master at the same time.
| Remove master object |
Click to remove the selected master object from selection.
| Select dependent object |
Click to select a shape, chart or table as dependent object. Dependent object represents an object which size or position depends on the size or position of the master objects. Dependent shapes can automatically be adjusted to the size or position of the master. After clicking the button, a smaller window will appear. Select the dependent object and click “OK” to continue. Note that you can select up to 20 different dependent objects on different slides and an already as master selected object cannot be dependent at the same time.
| Remove dependent shape |
Click to remove the dependent object which was added last.
| Preview |
After selecting an object, the preview will be filled with dummy elements (master shape is red) representing the size and position of the object. If size, vertical position or horizontal position options are changed the preview is adjusted accordingly.
| Width |
Select if the dependent width should be dynamically adjusted if the master object width changes.
| Height |
Select if the dependent height should be dynamically adjusted if the master object width changes.
| Starting point (vertical position) |
Select an option to define the starting point for dynamic vertical adjustment of the dependent objects. Selection can be made between:
| Option (vertical position) |
Choose an option how the position of the dependent objects should be dynamically adjusted if the position of the master object changes. Selection can be made between:
| Distance (horizontal position) |
Enter the desired distance value starting from the master object to the dependent objects. Note that the text box is only enabled if the option “+/-“ is selected within the horizontal position options.
| OK |
Click “OK” to close the Dynamic Size and Position Manager. Relationship settings will be saved and can be refreshed at a later stage. After closing the window, the size and position of the dependent shapes will automatically be adjusted with respect to the defined settings. Note that if objects (which were defined as master or dependent) are copied and inserted will continue to hold the saved settings for dynamic relationships.
Dynamic Size and Position Change Manager
| Group overview |
All dynamic size and position groups within the active presentation are displayed within the rows. Columns will show information regarding these groups
| Delete dynamic group |
Click “Delete” to delete all setting tabs belonging to the currently selected dynamic group.
| Show dynamic group |
Click “Show” to highlight all objects belonging to the currently selected dynamic group. Highlights are set with either red-dotted lines (master) or blue-dotted lines (dependent). If the window is closed, highlights will be reset.
| Change dynamic group |
Click “Change” to open the Dynamic Size and Position Manager with all settings belonging to the currently selected dynamic group.