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2.3 Order and group shapes and slides
Regardless of whether graphics and other slide elements actually overlap each other, all
the elements on an individual slide are stacked in a specific order. The default stacking
order is determined by the order in which elements are inserted. Opaque elements (such
as graphics, filled shapes, and filled text boxes) that are later in the stacking order can
hide elements that are earlier in the stacking order. You can change the stacking order
from an element’s shortcut menu or from the Selection pane.
Tip If you can’t select an object on a slide because it is covered by another, select and
reorder the object from within the Selection pane. PowerPoint assigns names to objects
on the slide; you can change the default names to more descriptive names.
If your presentation must be compatible with assistive technology devices that make
presentations accessible to people with disabilities, you should check the order assigned
to objects in the Selection pane to ensure that they are in a logical tab or reading order.
If necessary, adjust the order by using the Bring Forward or Send Backward arrows.
To display or hide rulers ➤
➜ On the View tab, in the Show group, select or clear the Ruler check box.
➜ Press Shift+Alt+F9 .
➜ On the View tab, in the Show group, select or clear the Gridlines check box.
➜ Press Shift+F9 .