Manage objects and layers with Dynamic Reordering in PowerPoint for Mac

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Slides with multiple objects and layers can be a challenge to work with. The Dynamic Reordering tool in PowerPoint for macOS makes it simple to move and reshuffle several layers all at once.

In this example, the layering of photos and text needs to be fixed.

Sample slide with layer problems

This feature is only available in PowerPoint for macOS; it's not available in PowerPoint on the PC.

Change the order of objects on a slide

  1. On the Home tab, click Arrange, and then click Reorder Objects.

    Reorder Objects on the Arrange menu

  2. A three-dimensional view shows you how all of the slide’s objects are layered.

    Slide layer display

    Just drag the layers into the order you want. As you rest your pointer over each slide, its number order appears.

    Dragging layers

  3. When you have the order you want, click OK to return to normal view.

    In our example, you can see that the layers now appear in a new order.

    Sample slide after reordering objects

Video demonstration

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Related information

You can also change the order in which stacked items appear on a slide individually, by using the Bring Forward and Send Backward tools.

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