Center An Object (Textbox, Shape, etc...) On Your Slide

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What This VBA Code Does

Basically, anything you can select on your PowerPoint slide is considered an object. What this macro will do is center a selected object in the middle of the slide. You can break this VBA code up and just center horizontally or vertically. It's up to you!

Sub Center_Object()

'PURPOSE: Center an Object Horizontally and Vertically

Dim Obj As Object
Dim Obj_Left As Long
Dim Obj_Top As Long

'Set Sld variable equal to Current Slide Being Viewed
    Set Sld = Application.ActiveWindow.View.Slide

'Set Obj Variable equal to Current Selected Object
    On Error GoTo Select_Object
       Set Obj = ActiveWindow.Selection.ShapeRange
    On Error GoTo 0

'Center the Object Horizontally and Vertically
    With ActivePresentation.PageSetup
        Obj_Left = Obj.Left
        Obj_Top = Obj.Top
        'Center Horizontally
            Obj.Left = (.SlideWidth \ 2) - (Obj.Width \ 2)
        'Center Vertically
            Obj.Top = (.SlideHeight \ 2) - (Obj.Height \ 2)
    End With

Exit Sub

'Error Handler In Case No Object is Currently Selected
    MsgBox "No object selected to center."

End Sub

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