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Office 2010 Made Simple by Guy Hart-Davis

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Understanding How You Position Graphical Objects in Documents

Each Office document appears to be flat on screen, but to give you flexibility in how you position objects, it actually consists of multiple layers. You can position objects on different layers as needed, which enables you to place one object in front of another so that it obscures part of it.

For example, in Figure 4–1, you can see a chunky arrow and a picture of three penguins arguing geopolitics. The arrow appears in front of the penguins because it is in a layer above the picture, so it obscures part of the birds.

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Figure 4–1. By placing graphical objects in different layers, ...

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