Reorder overlapping objects

Which Office program are you using?

Word

PowerPoint

Word

Objects automatically stack in separate layers as you add them. To change the order of overlapping object, 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

    If Reorder Overlapping Objects is not available

    Make sure that the document contains at least two overlapping object.

  3. 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, 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

    If Reorder Overlapping Objects is not available

    Make sure that the document contains at least two overlapping object.

  2. 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

Expand your skills
Explore training
Get new features first
Join Office Insiders

Was this information helpful?

Thank you for your feedback!

Thank you for your feedback! It sounds like it might be helpful to connect you to one of our Office support agents.

×