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In Publisher 2010 Essential Training, author David Rivers demonstrates how to create professional publications, such as brochures, newsletters, and menus. Using real-world examples, the course includes an overview of the different types of publications available in Publisher, shows how to use Publisher's tools for modifying text, objects, and tables, and explains how to customize layout and design options. Tutorials on performing mail merges and preparing publications for the web and for print are also included. Exercise files accompany the course.
When working with multiple objects in a publication, such as we have here on page 1 of our catalogue, you may need to overlap objects, and in that case, layering them in the proper order becomes very important. So we're going to take a look at that now. Right here, on page 1, we're going to work with these three rectangles, these three pictures. We've got our Two Trees Olive Oil. I assume that's what it says, in behind this image, and we've got a couple other pictures. To play around with the order, you can select the object you want to move around. So, for example, if we wanted this to be on top, we would select this actual picture, the Two Trees Olive Oil logo, and now we can go to the Arrange group.
Right here on the Home tab, you'll see all of your options for bringing forward and sending backward. If you happen to be in the Format tab under Picture tools, you're going to see the same group over here for bringing forward and sending backward. So, let's just click Bring Forward. Now, right away, you can see it's now overlapping this picture on the right-hand side, but it's not overlapping the picture of the olives. We can bring forward again by clicking; now it's on top of both of them. Another option is to click the dropdown. So if you wanted it right at the front, so it's the top object, out of every object on this page, you can see it's on top, and really, it might look better if this one was on top of that.
So let's click this picture here, of our sprig, and we'll just bring it forward. That doesn't do anything. We can click it as many times as we need, or simply click the dropdown again and just bring it to the front, and now it's on top. And when we deselect, we see the effect of that. Now, in this case, it still looks a little awkward with this item over here underneath the picture of our olives. And when we select this, we can see the border that goes in behind. So if we wanted to manipulate this, we can do things like move it around, for example; just click and drag it until we see that border underneath.
We want to see more of the olives; we'll just drag it down a little further. Notice how it stays in behind the objects that we moved to the front. And you can move them back in the exact same way using Send Backward or send all the way to the back using our dropdown button. When you're done just deselect by clicking anywhere to see the end result clearly, and that's a simple way to arrange the order that objects appear on a page in your publication when they overlap one another.
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