Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Adding Graphics to a Slide
You may want to rotate graphic images for added visual effects. To rotate
images or to flip them vertically or horizontally, follow these steps:
1. Click the graphic image you want to rotate.
PowerPoint displays handles around your image along with a green
2. Move the mouse pointer over the rotate handle.
The mouse pointer turns into a circular arrow.
3. Hold down the left mouse button and move (drag) the mouse.
PowerPoint rotates your graphic image.
If you hold down the Shift key while dragging the mouse, you can rotate
an image at 15-degree increments.
4. Release the left mouse button when you’re happy with the rotation of
PowerPoint treats graphics and text boxes (see Chapter 11) as objects that
you can move around on a slide. If you move one object over another, it may
block part of another object, as shown in Figure 12-9.
When one object covers another one, PowerPoint considers the first object to
be on top and the other object (the one being obscured) to be on the bottom.
By moving objects from top to bottom (or vice versa), you can create unique
visual effects (or just cover up parts of other objects by mistake).
To move a graphic image to the top or bottom when layered over another
object, follow these steps:
1. Click the graphic image you want to move.
The Format contextual tab appears.
2. Click the Bring Forward or Send Backward icon in the Arrange group.
PowerPoint rearranges the layering of your graphic images.
You can also right-click on an object and choose the Bring Forward or
Send Backward command.