Ever experienced the sheer frustration that comes with getting objects to line up correctly on a slide? Well no fret, we've got a cure:
"Drawing guides are horizontal and vertical lines that help you visually align and position pictures, shapes, and other objects on your PowerPoint 2010 slides to the smallest level. Use drawing guides in Normal view when you build your presentation. They're not visible during a slide show and do not print."
"You can display or hide drawing guides, and you can add or delete guides as well. When the guides are turned on, by default, PowerPoint displays one horizontal and one vertical guide that intersect at the center of the slide. To add additional guides, hold CTRL, click an existing guide, and then drag it to a new location. To delete a guide, click and drag it off the slide."
Watch this short video for a quick demo of how to turn guides on, how to duplicate them, and to see how drawing guides help to align objects on a slide:
[Source: PowerPoint blog]