Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Moving and Positioning Objects
them to be. Office will distribute the other objects equally between the
leftmost and rightmost object.
2. Select the objects.
3. Go to the Format tab.
You can also go to the Page Layout tab (in Word and Excel) or the Home
tab (in PowerPoint).
4. Click the Align button and choose a Distribute option on the
To find the Align button, you may have to click the Arrange button first,
depending on the size of your screen.
When objects overlap: Choosing
which appears above the other
On a page or slide that is crowded with text boxes, shapes, graphics, and
clipart images, objects inevitably overlap, and you have to decide which object
goes on top of the stack and which on the bottom. In a Word document, you
have to decide as well whether text appears above or below objects.
Objects that deliberately overlap can be interesting and attractive to look
at. On the right side of Figure 4-16, for example, a clip-art image and text box
appear in front of a shape. Makes for a nice effect, no? These pages explain
controlling how objects overlap with the Bring and Send commands and the
Controlling overlaps with the Bring and Send commands
Word, PowerPoint, and Excel offer these commands for handling objects in a
✦ Bring Forward: Moves the object higher in the stack
✦ Bring to Front: Moves the object in front of all other objects in the stack
✦ Send Backward: Moves the object lower in the stack
✦ Send to Back: Moves the object behind all other objects
Word offers these additional commands:
✦ Bring in Front of Text: Moves the object in front of text on the page
✦ Send Behind Text: Moves the object behind text on the page so that the
text appears over the object