Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Specifying an Order for Drawing Objects.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 15, 2015)
When you create drawing objects in Excel, each object is drawn on its own layer. This means all objects are independent and can be moved on top of other objects. This means that once you have drawn a number of different objects you can reorder them so that they appear in the order that you desire. You can do this by following these steps:
You can also access the ordering commands by right-clicking on a drawing object. There are four different ordering commands:
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (6150) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Specifying an Order for Drawing Objects.
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