“Position Painter” is a layout tool that – similarly to Microsoft®’s formatting brush – enables the transfer of position and size parameters onto other objects.
If you want to adapt an item to a reference object, all you have to do is select the reference object and then click the Position Painter button. A menu will pop open.
The “Position Painter” now has stored the parameters of width, height, and orientation left, right, top or bottom.
You can now select what parameter you wish to apply to a different object. The selected parameters are then marked in color. If the item is to have exactly the same size and orientation as the reference object, simply select the parameters of width, height, from the left and the top. All you have to do now is select your item and click “Apply”, and your item will be matched to the reference object.
Let us stick to this example. Select the reference object and click the “Apply Position” button. In the pop-up menu, select only the width. Then select the object and click on “Apply”. This object now has the same width as the reference object.
Of course, you are also able to adjust further items. To do so select the respective items and again click “Apply”. All parameters of the reference object remain saved until you save the parameters of a different item by clicking on “Learn” or after you close the tool.
If you require different items on different slides to all assume the same position you can achieve this by clicking on “Apply repeatedly”. Similar to the double click on the format brush you are also able to apply saved parameters directly to objects by selecting them.
Adjusting images using the “Position Painter” bears the risk that they distort. For this reason, height and width of an image are adjusted consecutively rather than simultaneously. After this step, both variables can be applied, however in most cases this leads to a distortion of the image.