#281 Keeping PowerPoint Images in Place When Resizing

Have you ever noticed that after resizing an image in PowerPoint you usually also have to move it back to it’s original spot where you wanted it? This handy tip will show you an easy way to resize your images while keeping them in place, centered in the exact same location.

How It Works:

  1. Select the image by clicking on it.
  2. Hold the CTRL key while you drag the CORNER resize handle.

Original

After ‘Normal’ Resizing:

After ‘In-Place’ Resizing using the CTRL key:

Note – CTRL + dragging one of the side handles is also great for simultaneously resizing shapes in two directions while leaving the center in place.

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