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

Applies to: PowerPoint for Office 365, PowerPoint 2019, PowerPoint 2016, PowerPoint 2013, PowerPoint 2010, PowerPoint 2007.

Slide objects are arranged on the slide in the order you add them, with the most recently added object being on top of the pile. The Bring and Send commands on the right-click menu (or the Home tab) ease the process of reordering the layers.

Move an object

  1. Click the object.
  1. Right-click and select an option:
DirectionSelect this option
Bring to Front >Bring to Front to move the object to the top layer of the stack.
Bring Forward to move the object up one layer in the stack.
Send to Back >Send to Back to move the object to the bottom layer of the stack.
Send Backward to move the object down one layer in the stack.

Use the Selection Pane to find or move an object

  1. If an object is concealed behind other objects, pick Home > Select > Selection Pane.
  1. In the Selection Pane, drag an item to rearrange the objects.

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