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Stack shapes, pictures, and objects

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Stack your images, shapes, text boxes, and objects to get them appear just the way you want in a file.

  1. Select what you'd like to move up or down in a stack.

    Note: Press Ctrl and hold to move multiple objects at once.

  2. Select Home > Arrange.

  3. Select one of the following options:

    • Bring Forward: Moves your selected object one layer up.

    • Send Backward: Moves your selected object one layer down.

    • Bring to Front: Moves your object to the front of the stack.

    • Send to Back: Keeps your object at the back of the stack.

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If you add several objects in a file, like a picture, shape, or text box, they'll appear in a stack.

A stack — or stacking — means you can order objects so that one appears in front of or behind another.

First, select what you want to move up or down in a stack.

You can also press Ctrl and hold to move multiple objects at once.

Under the Home tab, select Arrange.

You now have options:

Bring Forward moves your object one layer up,

while Send Backward moves the object one layer down.

If you'd like the object to be at the very front, select Bring to Front.

Or select Send to Back to keep your object at the back.

We want to send these text boxes to the front of the stack so we’ll select Bring to Front.

That’s it. Now you can stack objects so they’ll appear just how you want.

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