Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Positioning objects
As you can see in Figure 10-47, the Send Backward button is both a menu and a button—
clicking the main part of the button issues the Send Backward command, while clicking its
arrow displays a short menu. The same is true for the Bring Forward button. The Bring
Forward and Send Backward commands move the object one step at a time through the stack,
while the Bring To Front and Send To Back commands move the object all the way forward
or back with a single click.
If you need to work with multiple objects on a worksheet, you can gain a little more control
using the Selection pane. Click the Selection Pane button in the Arrange group on the Page
Layout tab to display a task pane like the one shown in Figure 10-48.
Figure 10-48 Use the Selection task pane to control the display of multiple objects.
You can use the buttons at the top of the Selection task pane to show and hide all objects
on the worksheet and to move selected objects up and down in the object stack. You can
click the little eyeball icon to the right of an object name to hide that object; click again to
unhide it. You can also edit the names of the objects by simply clicking the name once to
select it and then clicking it again to edit its text. Note that any hidden objects continue to
appear on the list in the Selection pane, which is one of the only ways you can tell they are
The Selection Pane button is also available on the Format tabs under both Drawing
Tools and Picture Tools; these tabs appear when you select a picture, a shape, WordArt,
a text box, or clip art.
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