Arrange Objects

Arrange Objects

Ordering objects

In addition to aligning and grouping objects, PowerPoint gives you the ability to arrange objects in a specific order. When you insert objects such as shapes and pictures onto a slide, each object is arranged based on the order in which it was inserted.

For example, if I insert Arrow A and then insert Arrow B, Arrow A will appear beneath Arrow B if I drag the objects so they are stacked on top of each other. This is because Arrow A was inserted before Arrow B. The same is true for other objects such as pictures and text boxes, or a combination of objects. Sometimes you may want to arrange the objects in a different order.

Order Example

To order objects using the Send to Back command:

Arrows Stacked
Send to Back Menu
Objects Ordered

To order objects using the Bring to Front command:

Send to Front