Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Layering Objects
The original positioning (left) and the positioning after applying the Distribute Horizontally
command (right)
If you have only two objects selected, you cannot distribute them unless you have already
selected Align to Slide.
Layering Objects
You can stack objects on top of each other to create special effects. For example, you
might create a logo by stacking a text box on top of an oval or a rectangle, as shown in
Figure 9.22.
You can create all kinds of logos, artwork, and other special effects by layering objects.
Text box in front
Drawn shape in back
To create a text box, see Chapter 3.
You can also type text directly into a drawn shape without using layering; simply right-click the shape and choose Edit
Text. You can also just begin typing while the shape is selected.
By default, objects stack in the order in which you create them. For example, in Figure 9.22,
the text box appears over the shape because the shape was created fi rst, and so it is on the
bottom of the stack. You can move the shape, but it will continue to be on the layer under
the text box.
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