Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
ARRANGE THE GRAPHICS
in your worksheet
When you place a shape, text box, photograph, clip
art, or any other type of graphic into your Excel
worksheet, Excel stacks it. When graphics overlap,
graphics that are higher in the stack appear to be on
top of graphics that are lower in the stack. This can
cause problems. For example, the text you want to
place on a shape could actually appear behind the
shape. Fortunately, you can change the stacking
order. You can use the Selection and Visibility Pane
to choose the exact stack order in which your graphics
Excel names each graphic as you create or add it to
your worksheet. When you open the Selection and
Visibility Pane, these names display. You can change
the Excel-generated names to names that are more
Excel also provides tools to help you arrange
graphics on your worksheet. You can select graphics
and then align or rotate them.
Click a graphic.
The Drawing tools become
Click the Format tab.
Click Selection Pane.
The Selection and Visibility Pane
Double-click a shape name and
type to change the name.
Click to reorder the graphics.
l Click to move the graphics up.
l Click to move the graphics
Click to hide graphics.
Click to close the pane.
Excel arranges the graphics as
listed in the Selection and