Pitch's smart formatting features make it easy to manage content on your slide. You can swap the positioning of content and keep blocks nice and orderly without worrying about layout and design.


Swap the position of two blocks

Smart Swapping allows you to quickly switch the position of two blocks of the same type (e.g., two images). When you click on a block that's eligible to be swapped, you'll see a small Swap icon (a circular button containing two squares) right below. If you want to swap an object, here's what you need to do:

  1. Click the Swap icon underneath a block.
  2. Hold the icon and drag the block over the block you want to swap.
  3. Release the icon and the blocks will swap positions.

When working with text, a few conditions apply in order for blocks to be eligible for swapping. Your text blocks can be different in length, but they need to share the same text style, font family, font style, and font color.

We put this in place as a helpful guardrail against unintended swapping. You probably don't want to swap a section header with the explanatory copy below, even if they both use the same text style. These rules ensure that even if the only difference is that the header is in bold, you will no longer be able to swap it.


Auto-align multiple blocks

Smart Tidying allows you to quickly align multiple blocks of the same type, such as multiple text or image blocks. When selecting two or more blocks that are eligible for tidying, you’ll see a small Tidy icon (a magic wand) in the bottom left corner of the blocks. In order to be eligible, blocks need to be positioned in a way that they overlap either on a horizontal or vertical axis. Here are the steps you need to take to tidy your blocks:

  1. Select two or more blocks by pressing Shift or Command, or drag-selecting.
  2. Click the Tidy icon or press Space.

The blocks will automatically get into formation. More specifically, Pitch distributes the space evenly between the items on one axis, and aligns them along the other axis. Blocks will align in a way that requires the least amount of movement. Therefore, Pitch may align your objects differently than you had intended.

Alternatively, you can right-click on multiple selected blocks and choose between different align and distribute options. Read more about aligning content here.

💡 Right now Smart Tidying supports vertical and horizontal tidying, and won't work with arranging blocks in a grid. Stay tuned for updates, we’re always looking to improve our features!



Wrap your text automatically

Occasionally, you'll want to add more text to a slide containing multiple text blocks. Smart Wrapping lets you focus on your content and prevents text blocks from unintentionally overlapping. As text in one block flows onto another line, the blocks below will automatically move down the slide. This keeps content looking nice and eliminates the need to manually adjust the positioning of each text block.

💡 Wrapping works both ways! If you remove a line of text from your block, the block below will automatically move up.



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