Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Selecting Objects
Another way to select objects is with the Selection pane. To display this pane, click
Selection Pane. In the Selection pane, you can click any object’s name
to select it or hold down the Ctrl key and click multiple objects to select them. Figure 9.10
shows three selected objects.
The Selection pane assists you in selecting objects.
task pane
The Selection pane does more than just select objects. For example, you can use the Bring
Forward and Send Backward arrow buttons at the top of the pane to change the stacking of
objects, which is also covered later in this chapter in the section “Layering Objects.” You
can also click the eye icon next to an object to toggle its display on or off in the slide. This
provides a way of temporarily hiding an object without affecting its presence or position on
the slide.
If you have more than one of a certain type of object, PowerPoint names them generically in the Selection pane — for
example, Oval 22, Isosceles Triangle 23, and so on. It is easier to keep track of which shape is which if you change
their names to something more meaningful. To change the name of an object, click its name in the Selection pane,
and then click it again. The insertion point appears inside the name, and you can edit it. Having recognizable names
for objects also helps when you are sequencing their animation (covered in Chapter 16, “Creating Animation Effects
and Transitions”).
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