Move a text box, WordArt or Shape in Office 2007

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  1. Click the shape, text box, or WordArt that you want to move up or down in the stack. Try to click a part of the object that is not obscured by another object in the stack. If you can’t select the object that you want, you may need to move other objects that are currently above it in the stack first.

  2. Click the Format tab.
    Drawing Tools Format tab image

  3. In the Arrange group, do one of the following:

    • To bring an object one step closer to the front, click the arrow next to Bring to Front, and then click Bring Forward.

    • To bring an object to the front, click the arrow next to Bring to Front, and then click Bring to Front.

    • To send an object one step toward the back, click the arrow next to Send to Back, and then click Send Backward.

    • To send an object to the back, click the arrow next to Send to Back, and then click Send to Back.

Tip: In Word, you also have the option of moving the object in front of or behind your text. After you click the arrow next to Bring to Front, click Bring in Front of Text. Conversely, to move the object behind your text, click the arrow next to Send to Back, and then click Send Behind Text.

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