Combining Multiple Objects

Objects can overlap each other. When you draw an object in the same general location as an existing object, the new object covers up the previously drawn object. You can use this feature to strategically create special effects, but you might need to change the overlapping order of objects if you don't happen to draw them in the correct sequence. Excel's Bring to Front, Send to Back, Send Forward, and Send Backward commands let you position the objects where you want them on the worksheet.

You can also group objects so that they respond as a single object. This procedure is similar to selecting several cells at the same time, but grouping objects keeps them together as a single object until you ungroup them.

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