Line it up straight
A slide looks best when the objects line up correctly. While it can be done by trial and error, it is easier to use the Grid and Guides feature.
Go to View>Grid and Guides.
Choose to put a check to select Display grid on screen and/or Display drawing guides on screen.
If you like using guides, you can produce additional guides by holding the CTRL key while dragging on an existing guide.
Extraneous guides can be dragged off the screen.
In 2007+ in the Drawing group on the Home tab:
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