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When you add pictures, shapes, and graphics, they can overlap. Change the way objects overlap in PowerPoint using Send to Back and Bring to Front to change the stacking order. And use the Selection Pane to find hidden objects.

Move an object to the back or front

  1. Select the object.

  2. Right-click and select an option:

    • Bring to Front - to move the object in front of all other objects.

    • Send to Back - to move the object behind all other objects.

  3. Or, to move an object in-between layers:

    • Bring to Front > Bring Forward - to move the object in front of another object.

    • Send to Back > Send Backward - to move the object behind, or in back of another object.

Use the Selection Pane to find hidden objects

  1. If an object is hidden behind other objects, select Home > Select > Selection Pane.

  2. In the Selection Pane, reorder the objects how you want. The front object is listed at the top. You can turn objects off/on by selection the "open eye" icon or lock them.

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Change the order in which stacked objects, placeholders, or shapes appear on a slide

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