Reorder overlapping objects

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Word

Objects automatically stack in separate layers as you add them. To change the order of overlapping object (object: A single element of your document. An object can be a text box, an imported graphic, a shape, a picture, and so on.), you can move the layers forward and backward.

  1. On the View menu, click Publishing Layout.
  2. On the Home tab, under Arrange, click the arrow next to Reorder, and then click Reorder Overlapping Objects.

Publishing Layout View, Home tab, Arrange group

ShowIf Reorder Overlapping Objects is not available

  1. Drag the layer forward or backward to place it where you want it, and then click OK.

See also

Align objects

Manipulate objects in layers

PowerPoint

Objects automatically stack in separate layers as you add them. To change the order of overlapping object (object: A single element of your document. An object can be a text box, an imported graphic, a shape, a picture, and so on.), you can move the layers forward and backward.

  1. On the Home tab, under Format, click Arrange, and then click Reorder Overlapping Objects.

PowerPoint Home tab, Format group

ShowIf Reorder Overlapping Objects is not available

  1. Drag the layer forward or backward to place it where you want it, and then click OK.

 Note   If the object you are trying to bring forward or move back is not showing in the layers, the object might be part of the slide layout in Slide Master view.

See also

Align objects

Manipulate objects in layers

 
 
Applies to:
PowerPoint for Mac 2011, Word for Mac 2011