Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Controlling How Graphic Objects Overlap
object appears on the desired layer in the task pane (where the
graphic at the top of the list is on the topmost graphic layer and
the one at the bottom of the list is on the bottommost graphic layer).
Figure 10-15 illustrates how the Selection task pane works. Here I have a
combination of downloaded clip art, web picture, and screenshot graphic, along
with a drawn graphic object on the same worksheet but on different layers.
As you can see in the Selection task pane, the Tablet PC clip art image is on
the topmost layer so that it would obscure any of the other three graphic
objects on layers below that it happens to overlap. Next comes the picture of
the Microsoft Surface Tablet on the second graphics layer so that it obscures
part of the drawn Explosion Graphic and the Mouse Properties dialog box
screenshot graphic that ware placed on the third and fourth (and last)
graphics layers, respectively. To move any of these graphic objects to a new
layer, I have only to select them in the Selection pane followed by the Bring
Forward or Send Backward buttons.
Excel gives generic names (such as Picture1, Diagram1, and so forth) to
every graphic object you add to your worksheet. To give these objects more
descriptive names (as I have done in Figure 10-15), double-click the generic
graphic name in the Selection task pane, type a new name, and then press
Enter to replace it.
Figure 10-15:
various graphic
objects on
layers of the
task pane.
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