Place a Picture Behind a Text Box in Powerpoint 2010

Powerpoint 2010 has a pretty impressive amount of options when it comes to placing objects in your slideshow. But aside from the variety of items that can be in a Powerpoint file, there are also a number of ways that you can edit, move or position those items. So if you have initially placed a text box in a slide, then you insert an image, you may be wondering how to re-position these objects so that the text box is on top of the image. This is going to take advantage of the layering aspect in Powerpoint, as we are simply going to move the image behind the text box using the steps below.


Place a Text Box on Top of a Picture in Powerpoint 2010

This tutorial will assume that your Powerpoint document already has the text box and picture on the slide. If not, then you can avoid adjusting the layers by inserting the picture first by clicking the Insert tab at the top of the window, then clicking the Picture option.

click insert, then click picture



You can then click the Text Box option on the Insert tab to place the text box on top of the picture. But if the image and text box are already in your slide, then follow the steps below.


Step 1: Open the Powerpoint file containing the image and text box that you want to re-position.


Step 2: Click the picture to select it.

select the image that you want to move



Step 3: Right-click the picture to bring up the shortcut menu.

how to move a picture behind a text box in powerpoint 2010



Step 4: Click the Send to Back option, then select Send to Back again.

click send to back, then click send to back again



Your text box should now be visible above your image.

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