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Chapter 5. Creating, Editing, and Using ... > Adding Pictures to Office Documents - Pg. 117

Creating, Editing, and Using Pictures and Graphics 117 In Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, you can also change the order of objects so that one is in front of another. By default, when you create or position a graphic object so that it overlaps another graphic object (including a drawing canvas), the new element appears on top of the old one. To change the front-to-back ordering, right-click the graphic element or drawing canvas you want to move, and choose Order. At that point, you can · Float the graphic all the way to the top (Word calls it Bring to Front) or sink it all the way to the bottom (Send to Back). · Bring the graphic up one level (Bring Forward) or push it down one level (Send Backward). · Move the graphic so it's on top of the text layer (Bring in Front of Text), or place it behind the text layer (Send Behind Text). These options are not available in Excel or PowerPoint. When should you use each wrapping option? The simplest rule of thumb is this: If you want to turn a single graphic into a background or an overlay for a Word document, use the Layout tab. If you have multiple graphic elements or drawing canvases you want to arrange in the document, go with the Order tools. TIP FROM Adjusting the order also enables you to create sophisticated effects interweaving the text and graphics. For example, you can use Word's Bring in Front of Text layout option to place a group graphic on top of the text, and then ungroup and move some elements of it under the text. Adding Pictures to Office Documents