If you are designing a presentation slide with more than one shape/other object, then the position of the object must be adjusted so that the small object is not blocked by a larger object.
This could happen because the first shape object created is located at the back, then the second object is located in front of the first object and so on. Microsoft PowerPoint already provides facilities for adjusting the position of objects according to the needs in designing presentation slides.
The following is an example of how to set the position of an object:
- Here, as an example, there are 3 shape objects (blocks, arrows, and rectangles) on the slide.
- Select the Arrow object then click the Drawing Tools – Format Tab.
- Click the Send Backward button in the Arrange group.
- The following is an explanation of the command button for setting the position of objects in the Arange Group
It’s on the Drawing Tools – Format tab.
– Bring to Front to place the object’s position to the frontmost position
– Bring Forward to place one level of the object’s position in front of it
– Send to Back to place the object’s position to the backmost position
– Send Backward to place one level of the object’s position behind it
- For more details, look at the image below.
Read also How to Insert an Arrow Object
Set Object Alignment
Here are the steps to set object alignment:
- Here, as an example, there are 5 oval objects of various different sizes
- Select all the objects whose alignment you want to adjust
- Select the Drawing Tools – Format tab and select Align in the Arrange group then select one
commands from the submenu that appears below.
– Align Left – Align objects to the left
– Align Center – Aligns the object to the center
– Align Right – Align objects to the right
– Align Top – Align the object to the top
– Align Middle – Aligns the object to the center vertically
– Align Bottom – Aligns the object to the bottom
– Distribute Horizontally – Alignment between objects with the same distance horizontally
– Distribute Vertically – Alignment between objects with the same distance vertically
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