Arranging Objects in Layers

You might find occasion to layer several objects on top of each other in a stack. For instance, you might decide to place a text object on top of a picture to produce an eye-catching heading for a publication. You can layer a number of objects using the layering commands on the Arrange menu.

To layer frames , follow these steps:

  1. Drag an object onto another object to form a layer. For instance, drag a text box onto a picture frame.

  2. The text in the text box seems to disappear. With the Text box still selected, click the Arrange menu, point at Order , and then click Bring to Front . The text box is placed on top of the Picture frame.

With some practice, you can layer several objects into complex arrangements on your publication pages. Understanding the layering commands on the Order menu (a submenu of the Arrange menu) will help you work with the objects that you have layered.

  • Bring to Front This moves the currently selected object to the top of the stack of objects you have layered.

  • Send to Back This moves the currently selected object to the bottom of the stack.

  • Bring Forward This moves the currently selected object up one position in the stack. For instance, if the object is the second object in the layer of the stacks, this moves the object to the first position, or the top of the stack.

  • Send Backward This moves the currently selected object down one position in the stack. For instance, an object in the second layer of the stack would be moved to the third layer.

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Make Your Frame Stack One Group After you have layered several object and have them positioned and stacked appropriately, make the object a permanent group (select Arrange , then Group Objects ). This prevents you from inadvertently disturbing the stack when you are working on the other elements on the publication page.




Microsoft Office 2003 All-in-One
Microsoft Office 2003 All-in-One
ISBN: B005HKSHB2
EAN: N/A
Year: 2002
Pages: 660
Authors: Joe Habraken

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