Change the order in which stacked objects, placeholders, or shapes appear on a slide

In PowerPoint 2007, you can stack individual components (objects, placeholders, or shapes) or grouped components so that one appears in front of another. Here's how to change the order in which they appear on a slide.

If you'd rather learn about how to group components on a slide, see the article Group or ungroup shapes, pictures, or other objects in PowerPoint 2007.

  1. Right-click the individual component (or a set of grouped components) that you want to move forward or backward.

 Note   If you can't access stacked slide components individually, see the brief article Select individual slide components that are stacked, or watch the demo Demo: Keep sane with the Selection Pane, and then follow the remaining procedures here.

Bring to front or send to back

Right-click the shape and select an option to move it to the front or back from the menu.
  1. Do one of the following:
    • To bring a slide component to the front of a group of stacked slide components, point to Bring to Front, and then click Bring to Front.
    • To move a slide component up one placement to the front in the stacking order, point to Bring to Front, and then click Bring Forward.
    • To send a slide component to the back of a group of stacked slide components, point to Send to Back, and then click Send to Back.
    • To send a slide component one placement to the back in the stacking order, point to Send to Back, and then click Send Backward.
 
 
Applies to:
PowerPoint 2007