How To Stop Powerpoint From Snapping

The snapping feature in Microsoft PowerPoint is a tool that guides users while aligning images, shapes, or other objects. However, there are times when you might want to place an object at a very specific location, but you find it snapping to the grid or object. When this happens, you may want to switch off the snapping feature. This blog post is dedicated to teaching you how to disable PowerPoint’s snapping feature.

Disabling the Snapping Feature

For those unfamiliar with the process, here is a step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Open PowerPoint

Start by opening Microsoft PowerPoint on your device.

Step 2: Open the Slide you’re working on

Locate and open the presentation slide where you want to disable the snapping feature.

Step 3: Access the ‘View’ tab

Click on the ‘View’ tab at the top of the screen.

Step 4: Uncheck The ‘Snap Objects To Grid’ Option

On the far-right side of the toolbar, you’ll see the ‘Show’ section. Under this section, uncheck the box titled ‘Snap Objects To Grid’.

View -> Show -> Snap Objects To Grid

This action will prevent the objects on your slide from automatically aligning with the grid.

Step 5: Uncheck The ‘Snap Objects To Other Objects’ Option

Still in the ‘Show’ section, uncheck the box titled ‘Snap Objects To Other Objects’.

View -> Show -> Snap Objects To Other Objects

This action will prevent objects from snapping to one another on your PowerPoint slide.


While PowerPoint’s snapping feature can be useful in many instances, there are times when we might want to have full control over the placement of our objects. We hope this guide has been helpful in teaching you how to disable the snapping feature in PowerPoint. Remember, you can always enable it again following the same steps.