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Old 06-14-2012, 11:18 AM
smw smw is offline Mac OS X Office for Mac 2011
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Default How do I edit layers (builds)?

Is there any way to edit layers once they are buried underneath the others? Example: Let's say you have 4 clip art pics- one each of a sun, a moon, the earth, and a rainbow and they are sitting one on top of the other in that order. Let's also say that the rainbow is the biggest and is now covering the other images so that you cannot see them or click on them. How can I get to the moon image and edit it if the rainbow is in the way? I know I can tab between the images and send to the front, but when I hit send to back, the rainbow goes all the way to the back. When I hit send backward, the rainbow goes only 1 behind. But I need it to go back two spaces, not one, and not all the way to the bottom. So, how can I edit what I need to edit and then send the image back to its' original position? Thanks!

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Old 06-14-2012, 11:52 AM
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Is there any way to edit layers once they are buried underneath the others? Example: Let's say you have 4 clip art pics- one each of a sun, a moon, the earth, and a rainbow and they are sitting one on top of the other in that order. Let's also say that the rainbow is the biggest and is now covering the other images so that you cannot see them or click on them. How can I get to the moon image and edit it if the rainbow is in the way? I know I can tab between the images and send to the front, but when I hit send to back, the rainbow goes all the way to the back. When I hit send backward, the rainbow goes only 1 behind. But I need it to go back two spaces, not one, and not all the way to the bottom. So, how can I edit what I need to edit and then send the image back to its' original position? Thanks!
Look for the 'Selection Pane' (Not sure where it is in the menu/ribbon, but have it added to the Quick Access Toolbar)

In that pane, you can hide or rearrange the items on the page.

Edit: It looks like it's on the Home tab, under the 'Arrange' icon in the 'Drawing' section (at least it is in 2007)
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:49 PM
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Thank you...that is a very good start. That works by using the up and down re-order buttons. The only thing though, is that I have a Mac, so Power Point is different on there. I am trying to figure out where to find it on there...different than what I am used to.
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Thank you...that is a very good start. That works by using the up and down re-order buttons. The only thing though, is that I have a Mac, so Power Point is different on there. I am trying to figure out where to find it on there...different than what I am used to.
Sorry, I never use PowerPoint on a Mac, but you should still be able to hide/show the elements as well as reordering them if you find the Selection Pane (At least, I'm assuming that Microsoft put the same functionality in that window). On a PC, there's an 'eye' icon next to each object which you can click to show/hide it. Check to see if there is something similar on the Mac's version.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:33 AM
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I'm not a Mac user either (unless you count my Mac Classic!) but I'm pretty sure that the Mac versions DON'T have a selection pane.
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